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Toes & Foot-Sesamoids

DTOE2V

TOES

ROUTINE:

  • PA & Oblique Toe (2nd -5th digits) to include entire metatarsal.
  • PA and Lateral for Big Toe to include entire metatarsal.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: NO

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to MP joint.

Updated 8/5/2007


DFOOT1-2V

FOOT-SESAMOIDS

ROUTINES: Axial of forefoot.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: No

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette

CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to the cassette passing through the plantar surface of the 1st MPJ.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Patient is prone with the toes dorsiflexed on the affected foot. Usually easy when patient is bending forward on one knee.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. Supine view: remember to pull toes forward toward the patient’s body.
  2. Can also be done weight-bearing, using wt bearing foot box.

Foot-Sesamoids protocol

Updated 10/25/1990

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