Pelvis & Cross-Table Lateral Hip for Trauma
ROUTINE: AP Pelvis and Cross-table Lateral of the affected hip.
- 44” for the AP Pelvis
- 40” for the Cross-table Lateral of the affected hip.
BUCKY OR GRID: YES
FOCAL SPOT: Large
- 14x17 CR cassette
- 10x12 CR cassette with grid for Lateral
- Perpendicular entering the midline 2” superior to the pubic symphysis for the AP pelvis.
- Perpendicular to the femoral neck and to the grid for the Cross-Table Lateral hip.
- Patient is supine with legs extended and internally rotated 15 degrees for the AP pelvis.
- Don’t shield on the AP pelvis.
If a patient presents with a history of falling, an AP of the pelvis and cross-table lateral of the hip are ordered. If a fracture isn’t seen and there is a strong suspicion of a hip fracture, the TEC doctor will ask you to do a cone down AP of the hip and a cone down AP of the hip with a 15-30 deg. Cephalic tube tilt (2 additional views).
If a fracture is seen, ask the doctor if you should also do an AP Chest.