Cervical spine flexion and extension view

Clinical indication:

Trauma, pain

Region:

Cervical spine

Patient’s Position:

The patient is erect, left side against the upright detector,

The cassette is placed in portrait position parallel to the long axis of the cervical spine on patient’s left side

The neck of the patient is extended (chin up) or flexed (chin down) position according to the projection directed by physician

Cassette:

Size: 10’’x12’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

150-180cm

Central ray:

The central ray projected 2.5cm above the jugular notch at the T1 level

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

50-75kVp 20-50mAs

Collimation:

Collimate superior to C1 inferior to T1 anterior and posterior to include soft tissue

Cervical spine flexion and extension view

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