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Thoracic (Dorsal) Spine & Dorsolumbar Spine

DSPINTH3V
DSPINTH2V

THORACIC (DORSAL) SPINE

ROUTINE: AP, Lateral, and Swimmers view.

DISTANCE: AP and Lateral done at 44” – Swimmers done at 40”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: CR cassettes-14x17 AP & lateral/10x12 Swimmers

CENTRAL RAY:
AP and lateral: Perpendicular to the film entering at the midline at the level of 3” inferior to the sternal notch.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. AP done on expiration. Breathing technique used on lateral.
  2. Bilateral obliques taken only upon request. Rotate patient 10o back and forward off of lateral position.
  3. Include C-1 on swimmers view.

Updated 1/8/1991


DSPINDL2V

DORSOLUMBAR SPINE

ROUTINE: AP & Lateral spine from level of T6-7 to L4.

DISTANCE: 44”

BUCKY: Yes.

FOCAL SPOT: Large.

IMAGING PLATE: 14x17 CR cassettes.

CENTRAL RAY:
AP & Lateral: Perpendicular to the cassette.

POSITIONING: The bottom of the 14x17 cassette is placed at the level of the iliac crests (L5 will not be included). A separate lumbar spine should be ordered if the entire lumbar spine is needed.

Updated 4/9/2010

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