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Scapula

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ROUTINES: AP, Lateral & Oblique.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: Yes

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: CR 10x12 cassettes.

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to the scapula.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. AP: Pt is supine or upright; arm is extended out from body & up at a right angle to bring the scapula away from the ribs.
  2. Oblique: Turn the affected side up or away from the film. Place the arm up & across the forehead. Use a shallow 5° oblique.
  3. Lateral: Oblique injured side away from the table or film until scapula is in the lateral plane (approximately 45°). Place arm across forehead to rotate scapula away from the rib cage.

Updated 10/23/1990

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