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OS Calcis (Heel)

DHEEL1-2V

ROUTINE: Axial & Lateral.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: NO

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassettes

CENTRAL RAY:

  1. Axial: 35-40° cephalic angle entering the plantar surface 3” superior to the base of the heel.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Tube angled 35-40° according to the joint space.
  2. WEIGHTBEARING AXIAL: Angle tube 40° caudal toward the posterior aspect of heel while patient is standing on plexiglass weight bearing apparatus with cassette under the plexiglass.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Harris/Beath Views (Coalition views) – see page 56 – (New views for Dr. Calderella).
  2. Sunrise view of the heel - see page 56 – (New views for Dr. Calderella).
  3. Broden’s Views – see page 56 – (New views for Dr Caldarella).

Updated 10/25/1990

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