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SKULL

ROUTINE:

  • NO TRAUMA: PA, AP Towne, Left Lateral, & SMV.
  • TRAUMA: AP, AP Towne & Both Laterals (done Crosstable).

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

SCREEN: 10x12 CR cassettes

CENTRAL RAY:

  • PA: Perpendicular to film entering at the glabella.
  • AP Towne: 30° caudal angle entering 2.5 inches above the superciliar arch (about the level of the hairline).
  • Lateral: Perpendicular to the film entering 2” superior to the EAM.
  • SMV: Perpendicular to the cassette entering midway b/w the mandibular arches and 3” inferior the point of the chin.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:
AP Towne: Patient placed supine (AP) with tube angled 30° caudal. Could also do with patient prone and using a 30° cephalic angle.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. If unable to obtain an SMV, due to patient condition, take a Right Lateral.
  2. Do NOT do an SMV if an injury has occurred to the neck. Do a Right Lateral instead.
  3. Always include a Left Lateral view whenever possible.

Updated 9/21/1999

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