Ankle AP view

Clinical indication:

Injury, mid foot non traumatic pain, fracture, dislocation, foreign body, effusion

Region:

Ankle

Patient’s Position:

The patient is supine or seated on the xray table with the affected limb fully extended.

Cassette should be placed under the ankle.

Flex the ankle and foot enough to place the long axis of foot in the vertical position.

Cassette:

Size: 10”x12” Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

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

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure 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.

ankle AP View

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