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Scoliosis

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DSCOLI2V

ROUTINE: AP OR PA and Lateral.

DISTANCE: 60” or 72” depending on the size of patient

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: Scoli cassette

CENTRAL RAY:

  1. Perpendicular to the film centered on mid entire spine.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  • AP/PA-Make sure patient removes shoes, place them PA/AP, top of cassette above top of ear. Need to see SI joints, use breast shields and filter. Chin up slightly. Use gonadal shielding.
  • Lateral-Left lateral. Arms straight out at 90° to body. Use lateral filter. Measure through the lower T-Spine area for both views.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. First time exam-Do AP standing-no shielding
  2. All follow up exams do PA standing.

Updated 11/1/1990

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