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Foot-Podiatry

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ROUTINES: Standing AP, Lateral & Lateral Oblique (unless oblique specifically ordered as a Medial Oblique).

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: No

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 10x12 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY:

  • AP: 10° angle toward the heel centered at the base of the 3rd metatarsal.
  • Medial or Lateral Oblique: 45° lateral/medial tube angle centered 1” medial of the base of the 5th metatarsal.
  • Lateral: Perpendicular to the base of the 5th metatarsal.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  • AP: Positioned the same as an AP foot.
  • Medial or Lateral Oblique: Foot positioned as for an AP. Tube angled 45° entering either the medial or lateral side of foot. Metatarsals & tarsal bones will be greatly magnified.
  • Lateral: Position the same as a lateral foot.

SEE ALSO/OTHER VIEWS:

  • Raised Hallux-Do Wt- bearing Lateral Foot with a roll of tape placed under the great toe to raise it higher than the other toes.
  • Weight-bearing Sesamoids-Patient stands on wt bearing box & bends foot forward as far as possible flexing toes to get heel away from the sesamoids. Tube angle depends on amount the patient can bend foot.

Updated 9/21/1999

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