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Eye for Foreign Body & Orbits

DEYEFB

EYE FOREIGN BODY

ROUTINE: Caldwell with 30° caudal tube angulation.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY: 30° caudal tube angle entering at the nasion.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. PA skull normally done upright with tube angled 30° caudal to get the petrous ridges out of the orbits.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. If technologist visualizes FB, a lateral view must be obtained to locate FB in the patient. 
  2. If patient has an MRI appt. that day: Send packet and patient down to MRI. Have patient wait in waiting room. Let MRI Techs know that the patient is back from x-ray. 
  3. If patient is having MRI on another day: Send patient home after having films read by Rad of the Day.

Updated 9/21/1999


DORBIT4V

ORBITS

ROUTINE: Water’s, True Caldwell, and Lateral of the affected side.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette.

CENTRAL RAY:

True Caldwell: 23° caudal tube angle exiting at the nasion with pt. PA.
Lateral: Perpendicular to the film entering 2” superior to the EAM
Water’s: Perpendicular the film exiting at the acanthion.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

True Caldwell: Patient places nose and forehead against the upright bucky. Angle 23° caudally so CR exits the nasion.

Updated 6/1/1976

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