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Shunt Series

DSHUNT2V

ROUTINE: AP & Lateral Skull, PA or AP Chest, and Flatplate Abdomen (unless lateral chest or abdomen specifically ordered).

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: CR cassettes-10x12 Skull/14x17 Chest & Abdomen

CENTRAL RAY:

  1. Perpendicular to the film centered on appropriate part.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  • SKULL- Use large enough film to include a portion of the neck.
  • AP/PA CHEST-Center high and include a portion of the neck and a portion of the abdomen on the film.
  • FLATPLATE ABDOMEN-Position to see the end of the shunt-symphysis not necessary.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Be sure that anatomy overlaps on 3 films so entire shunt can be visualized.
  2. INFANTS-Do a Lateral Skull and a Babygram.
  3. If CPV views ordered see pg. 53.

Updated 10/10/10

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