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Abdomen/KUB

DABD1V
DABD2V

ROUTINE:

  • KUB - Supine Abdomen to include Kidneys, Ureters & Bladder
  • 1View ABDOMEN - Supine Abdomen to include flank to flank and symphysis.
  • 2View ABDOMEN - Supine Abdomen to include flank to flank and symphysis and Upright Abdomen to include flank to flank and diaphragm down to the pubic symphysis.

NOTE: Abdomen films done for POST EVAR (endovascular surgery for AAA repair)-ordered by Dr. Sig, Cogbill or ClarkDavis-take 1 exposure on a 14x17 lengthwise to visualize graft. Diaphragms and/or symphysis not needed.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: 14x17 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to cassette centered at level of the iliac crests with bottom of the cassette at the pubic symphysis.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Be certain to include the entire abdomen (flank to flank). Use two 14x17 cassettes crosswise or two 14x17 cassettes lengthwise across the upper abdomen and a 3rd 14x17 cassette across the lower abdomen, if necessary.
  2. If ordered for Aneurysm, do an LPO and a Lateral.
  3. If unable to do upright, do a Left Lateral Decubitus.
  4. Up to 3 yrs old, if patient can’t stand, do Left Lateral Decubitus Abdomen (left side down) rather than sitting Abdomen.

Updated 8/5/2007

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