Ankle Lateral view

Clinical indication:

Injury, fracture, dislocation, foreign body, effusion

Region:

Ankle

Patient’s Position:

Patient is in recumbent position of affected side until the malleoli are superimposed vertically and tibia is parallel to the cassette.

Cassette:

Size: 10”x12” Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The central beam is perpendicular to the axis of the tibia.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

60kVp 3-4mAs

Collimation:

Include the distal third of tibia and fibula and calcaneus and proximal metatarsal and also include the anterior and posterior skin margins.

Ankle Lateral

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