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Abdomen: AP Upright

RAD 111 Chart 2011

QuestionAnswer
PROJECTION ABDOMEN: AP UPRIGHT
MEASURE PATH OF BEAM AT CR
SID INCHES 40"
IMAGE RECEPTOR 14X17 LW VGD
PATIENT POSITION Upright In AP abdomen Position
PART POSITION CENTER MSP to ML VGD arms away from image area distribute body weight equally on feet
IR CENTERING 2" above level iliac crests to include diaphragm
CENTRAL RAY PERPENDICULAR 2" above level iliac crests to inlclude diaphragm
ID MARKERS RIGHT, LOWER CORNER, add appropriate upright marker
COLLIMATION MAXIMUM 13X17
RESPIRATION EXPIRATION: "take a deep breath in, blow it out, hold it out, don't breathe"
SPECIAL NOTE none
GONADAL SHIELDING none
STRUCTURES SHOWN AP proj., liver shape and size, spleen & kidneys, intra-abdominal calcifications, tumor masses
EVALUATION CRITERIA same as supine AP+ diaphragms w/o motion, similar density as supine, appropriate marker
2011 MERRILLS PAGE # 91 VOL 2
Created by: svvang