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Describe how the patient is positioned for the Fuchs position
Fuchs: the patient is in the supine position. The arms are along the sides of the body and the shoulders lie in the same horizontal plane.
Describe how the patient is positioned for the Judd position.
the patient is in the prone position. Flex the patient's elbows, place the arms in a comfortable position, and adjust the shoulders to lie in the same horizontal plane.
Explain when it would be necessary to use the Fuchs or Judd position.
The Fuchs method is used to demonstrate the dens when its upper half is not clearly shown in the open mouth position. This must not be attempted if fracture or degenerative disease of the upper cervical region is suspected.
Name the projection of the cervical spine that demonstrates the presence or absence of cervical ribs.
AP Axial
Explain why the CR is angled for an AP cervical spine.
To project the vertebral arch elements free of the anteriorly situated vertebral bodies and transverse processes.