Week 4 Boney Thorax Positioning 50

Week 4 Boney Thorax Positioning 50 - Rib Radiography The...

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1 Rib Radiography The region or area of injury or pain will determine the views taken. Anterior rib injury calls for P-A and anterior oblique views.Like the chest oblique, the affected side will be away from the film. Posterior rib injury calls for A-P and posterior oblique. The affected side is next to the Bucky.
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2 Rib Radiography Anterior ribs are considered above the diaphragms. Breathing instructions will be full inspiration. Posterior ribs can be above or below the diaphragms. Above the diaphragms calls for deep inspiration . Below the diaphragms calls for full expiration .
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3 Rib Radiography Ribs above the diaphragms should be taken erect. Ribs below the diaphragms can be taken erect but the diaphragms will move higher when taken recumbent. A small lead marker or “BB” taped to the area of tenderness can help in the interpretation of rib films.
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4 A-P Upper Posterior Ribs Measure: A-P at mid chest. Protection: Half apron SID: 40” Bucky No tube angle Film: 14” x 17” regular I.D. up Portrait Marker: Affected side.
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5 A-P Upper Posterior Ribs Patient stands facing the tube. Place top of film two inches above the shoulder. Center horizontal : central ray to film. Vertical central ray: centered to the affected side unless patient is very small.
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6 A-P Upper Posterior Ribs Collimation top to bottom: less than film size. Collimation: side to side: skin of affected side. Instruction patient to roll shoulder forward and take a deep breath in and hold. Make exposure and let patient relax.
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7 A-P Upper Posterior Ribs Film Must see the first rib for accurate counting . From thoracic spine to skin of affected side must be seen. With proper respiratory effort, should see down to 10th rib.
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8 Upper Posterior Ribs Oblique Measure: A-P at mid chest. Protection: Half apron SID: 40” Bucky No tube angle Film: 14” x 17” regular I.D. up Portrait Marker: Affected side.
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9 Upper Posterior Ribs Oblique Patient stands facing the tube. Patient rotated 45 degrees toward the affected side. Place top of film two inches above the shoulder. Center horizontal : central ray to film. Vertical central ray: centered to the affected side .
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10 Upper Posterior Ribs Oblique Collimation top to bottom: less than film size. Collimation: side to side: skin of affected side. Instruction patient to raise arm of the affected side and take a deep breath in and hold. Make exposure and let patient relax.
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Upper Posterior Ribs Oblique Film Must see the first rib for accurate counting . From thoracic spine to
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