By Kenneth L. Bontrager MA RT(R), John Lampignano MEd RT(R) (CT)

This guide contains easy details and utilized facets of radiographic concepts and publicity elements together with various conversion charts. It encompasses a bankruptcy on descriptions and illustrations of a number of the kinds of electronic radiography presently in use. it is also transparent causes with pictures of all ordinarily played x-ray checks.

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2-20╇ Alternative: lateral in extension (for possible foreign body and metacarpal injury). ) Central Ray:╇ CR ⊥, centered to 2nd MCP joint SID:╇ 40-44″ (102-113╯cm) Collimation:╇ Collimate on four sides to hand and wrist. Include proximal and distal row of carpals. kV Range: cm Analog: 60-65╯kV kV mA Time Digital Systems: 65-70╯kV mAs SID S M L 36 Bontrager Textbook, 8th ed, p. 157. 5╯cm) distal forearm Exposure: • Optimal density and contrast (brightness and contrast for digital images) • Soft tissue and bony trabeculation clearly demonstrated Fig.

Tangential carpal canal (Gaynor-Hart method) (S) . . . . . . . ❒ Tangential carpal canal critique . . . . . . . . . 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Forearm ❒ AP (R) . . . . . . . . . 51 ❒ Lateral (R) . . . . . . . 52 ❒ AP and lateral critique . . 53 Elbow ❒ AP (R) . . . . . . . . . 54 ❒ AP critique . . . . . . . 55 ❒ AP partially flexed critique . . . . . . . . . 56 57 58 59 60 61 ❒ Trauma axial lateral (Coyle method) critique .

2-28╇ PA oblique wrist. Competency Check: Technologist Date Lateral Wrist 2 L Position • Patient seated, arm on table, elbow flexed, shoulder dropped to place humerus, forearm, and wrist on same horizontal plane • Align hand and wrist parallel to edge of IR. Fig. 2-29╇ Lateral wrist. • Place hand and wrist into a true lateral position, use support to maintain this position if needed. Central Ray:╇ CR ⊥, centered to midcarpals SID:╇ 40-44″ (102-113╯cm) Collimation:╇ Collimate to wrist on four sides; include distal radius and ulna and the midmetacarpal area.

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