Abdomen AP supine View

Clinical indication:

Bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel diseases, volvulus, organomegaly, pneumoperitoneum, tumor and ascites

Region:

The diaphragm, abdomen, pubic symphysis

Patient’s Position:

Patient may lie supine on the table.

Arms should be slightly abducted from the torso.

Make sure there is no rotation of pelvis.

Ensure that there are no artifacts such as metallic button, zips etc.

Center the mid sagittal plane of the patient to the midline of the IR.

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is directed to the mid sagittal plane at the level of iliac crest and perpendicular to IR.

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Suspended on expiration

Exposure factors:

70-80kVp 30-120mAs

Collimation:

Superior to the diaphragm, inferior to the inferior pubic rami and laterally to the abdominal wall

Abdomen AP supine view

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