There is no panel matching the key "Alert"

Pelvis

DPEL1-2LATH
DPEHIPINCH

Trauma Protocol

  • If a patient presents with a history of falling, an AP of the pelvis and crosstable lateral of the hip are ordered. If a fracture isn’t seen and there is a strong suspicion of hip fx, the TEC doctor will ask you to do a cone down AP of the hip and a cone down AP of hip with a 15-30° cephalic tube angle (2 additional views).
  • If a fracture is seen, ask the doctor if you should do an AP chest.

ROUTINE: AP Pelvis.

DISTANCE: 44”

BUCKY: Yes

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: 14x17 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY:

  1. Perpendicular entering the midline 2” superior to the pubic symphysis.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Patient is supine with legs extended & internally rotated 15°.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Pelvis for Hips-center lower-top of film at ASIS. Be sure to include all of prosthesis.
  2. Pelvis for Sacroiliitis-do a PA pelvis.

SEE ALSO/OTHER VIEWS:

  1. Ferguson view of Pelvis-30° cephalic tube angle done to demonstrate L4-L5 & SI joints.

Updated 11/15/1990

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

Share Your Story