Week 8 Sacrum and Coccyx Positioning 31

Week 8 Sacrum and Coccyx Positioning 31 - Sacrum &...

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1 The primary beam will pass through the general location of the ovaries. Unless the female patient of child bearing age is large, P-A views are taken. The bell will be used for male patients needing Sacrum or Coccyx views. Measurements are at the trochanters.
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2 7.14 A-P Sacrum Measure: A-P at trochanters Protection: Bell for males, none for females SID: 40” Bucky Tube angle: 15 degrees cephalad Film: 8” x 10” I.D. up Portrait
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3 A-P Sacrum Patient stands facing the tube with back touching Bucky. Patient may hold onto the Bucky. Locate the ASIS and the symphysis pubis
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4 A-P Sacrum Horizontal CR: midway between the ASIS and pubis or 1.5 inches below the ASIS. Vertical CR: mid sagittal plane Center film to horizontal CR
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5 A-P Sacrum Collimation: slightly less than film size Breathing Instructions: Full Expiration Make exposure and let patient breathe and relax
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6 A-P Sacrum Film There should be no rotation. The entire sacrum should be seen. The S.I. Joints should be well visualized. The Bell should not obstruct the view.
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7 7.15 P-A Sacrum Measure: A-P at trochanters Protection: positioning SID: 40” Bucky Tube angle: 15° caudal Film: 8” x 10” Regular I.D. up Portrait
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P-A Sacrum Patient stands facing the Bucky. Get the patient as close to the Bucky as possible. Check feet and torso for rotation. Locate the PSIS
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