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Cervical Spine-Flexion/Extension & Cervical Spine-Obliques

DSPINC2-3V

CERVICAL SPINE-FLEXION/EXTENSION

ROUTINE: Flexion and Extension views of lateral neck.

DISTANCE: 72”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 10x12 CR cassette.

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to the film entering the side of the neck at the level of the superior border of the thyroid cartilage.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. DO NOT ATTEMPT these for a new injury unless the doctor has checked the routine films first and they are cleared.
  2. Mark films with appropriate flexion/extension markers.
  3. TEC: If preliminary films not yet cleared by Radiologist, consult TEC physician before positioning the flexion/extension films.

Updated 1/11/1991


DSPIN4-5V

CERVICAL SPINE-OBLIQUES

ROUTINE: Bilateral Obliques (usually taken in conjunction with routine cervical spine).

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 10x12 CR cassette.

CENTRAL RAY: If done AP, angle tube 15° cephalic. If done PA, angle tube 15° caudal entering at level of the superior border of the thyroid cartilage.

HELPFUL POSITIONING: Obliques-Angle patient 45° with head in line with the body.

Updated 1/9/1991

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