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Wrist-Carpal Tunnel

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ROUTINES: Carpal Tunnel view (Gaynor-Hart).

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: No

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 CR cassette.

CENTRAL RAY: 25-30° angle to the long axis of the hand approximately 1” distal to the base of the metacarpal.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  • Hand placed prone on the table with hand and entire arm in a line. 
  • Hyperextend wrist by grasping fingers and pulling back. Increase tube angle if patient is unable to hyperextend wrist very far.

Wrist-Carpal Tunnel protocol

Updated 10/19/1990

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