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Metastatic Survey

DMETSURCOM

ROUTINE: See views below.

DISTANCE: 40” except for Lateral C-spine & Chest done @ 72”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: Use appropriate size CR cassettes

CENTRAL RAY:

  1. Perpendicular to the film centered on appropriate part.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Films should be dark enough to visualize mets, if present. If films are too light, mets will not be seen even if present.
  2. It is very important to consistently take LEFT laterals since comparisons are made periodically.

Views Taken

  1. Left Lateral Skull
  2. Left Lateral Cervical Spine
  3. AP and Lateral Lumbar Spine
  4. AP and Lateral Thoracic Spine
  5. AP Right and Left Humerus
  6. AP Right and Left Femurs
  7. AP Pelvis 
  8. PA Chest
  9. RAO Chest
  10. LAO Chest

Updated 12/13/1990

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