Cervical spine AP view

Clinical indication:

Cervical pain, dizziness, vertigo, fracture

Region:

Cervical spine

Patient’s Position:

Patient is positioned erect in AP position.

The head is facing straight forward

To avoid rotation, patient shoulders should be at equidistance from the cassette

Cassette:

Size: 8’’x10’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The central ray is at the level of C4, just below the hyoid bone

15° cephaled

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

65-75kVp 8-12mAs

Collimation:

Include entire cervical spine laterally, C2 and T2 superiorly and inferioly

Cervical spine AP view

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