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Scanogram (Orthoroentgenogram, Growth Study)

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ROUTINE: AP Coned down view of Hips, Knee, and Ankle on one 14 x 17 film.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: Yes

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: 14x17 cassette

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to the Hip, Knee, and Ankle joints

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Inform patient that it is important that they remain still throughout the 3 separate exposures.
  2. Do not move the bucky throughout the exam! Float the table only longitudinally, not transversely!

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Place the ortho ruler on table and tape it down securely.
  2. Lay patient on the table on the ruler.
  3. Divide the 14 x 17 film into three separate parts by placing the 2 pieces of lead on the cassette. 
    • Hip Joint-Place the lead on the middle and lower 1/3 of cassette.
    • Knee Joint-Place the lead on the upper and lower 1/3 of cassette.
    • Ankle Joint-Place the lead on the upper 1/3 and middle of cassette.

Updated 12/13/1990

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