Ankle AP view/mortise view

Clinical indication:

Reduced joint spaces

Region:

Ankle

Patient’s Position:

The patient is supine or seated on the xray table.

Assist the patient by internally rotating the entire leg and foot together 15°-20° until the internal malleolar plane is parallel to IR.

Cassette should be placed under the ankle.

Grasp the distal femur area with one hand and the foot with other.

Cassette:

Size: 10”x12” Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The central beam is perpendicular to the ankle joint at a point midway between the malleoli.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

60kVp 1-2mAs

Collimation:

Collimate to the lateral skin margins, superiorly to the distal third of tibia fibula and inferiorly to the proximal aspect of metatarsals.

mortise view

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