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33 Cards in this Set

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size of film for forearm
10*12 OR 14*17
Routine for forearm
AP and lateral
What should the lateral projection of the forearm show?
superimposition by the radial head over the coronoid process
Position of pt for forearm
*shoulder, elbow, and wrist all in the same plane
*hold arm straight or at 90dg
A forearm should include everything from ____ to ____.
the olecranon process of the ulna to the styloid process of the radius
Pronation of the hand _____ and ____ to show a _____ projection.
*crosses the radius over the ulna
*rotates the humerus medially
A forearm must clearly demonstrate what two things?
wrist and distal humerous
elbow film size
Routine for an elbow
*AP oblique (medial rotation)
*AP oblique (lateral rotation)
position of pt for elbow
shoulder, elbow, and wrist all in the same plane
On an AP of the elbow, the humeral epicondyles are ____ with the IR
Two resons to flex the elbow 90 deg for a lateral
*the olecranon process can be seen in profile
*the elbow fat pads are least compressed
What should be clearly demonstrated on a lateral elbow?
*superimposed humeral epicondyles
*olecranon process seen in profile
What should be clearly demonstrated on the AP medial rotation of the elbow?
Olecranon process withing the olecranon fossa
film size for humerus
position of part/IR for AP humerus
place the upper margin of the IR 1 1/2 inches above the humeral head
The epicondyles should be ___ on a lateral humerus.
film size for shoulder
10*12 AND 8*10
position of part/IR on AP shoulder
IR should be 1 in inferior to the coracoid process
routine for a normal shoulder
*AP neutral
*AP external rotation
*AP internal rotation
routine for a trauma shoulder
*AP neutral
*Y scapular lateral view OR erect PA oblique
external rotation of shoulder shows ____.
*greater tubercle in profile on the lateral aspect of the humerus
*scapulohumeral joint visualized
neutral rotation of shoulder shows ____.
humeral epicondyles at a 45 deg angel with the IR
internal rotation of shoulder shows ____.
lesser tubercle in profile and pointing medially
film size for clavicle
routine for a clavicle
*AP axial
which clavicle view shows most detail and why?
PA b/c its closer to the IR
why is collimation so important on clavicle?
to keep unnecessary radiation from reaching the IR phosphor = better image
respiration on an AP clavicle
suspend at the end of exhalation
how much angulation on an AP axial clavicle
20-30 deg
respiration on an AP axial clavicle and why
suspend at the end of a full breath to further elevate and agle the clavicle
film size for scapula
routine for scapula
*lateral (RAO or LAO body position)