Chest AP lordotic view/Apicogram

Clinical indication:

Pneumonitis

Region:

Lung apices

Patient’s Position:

Patient is in standing position with feet approximately 30cm away from the IR, with back arched until appear back, shoulder and head are against the image receptor.

The shoulder and elbow are rolled anteriorly

The angle formed between mid-coronal body plane and image receptor should be 45°

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait / landscape

FFD/SID:

180cm

Central ray:

Central ray towards the mid sagittal plane, halfway between the manubrium and xiphoid process

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Suspended with deep inspiration

Exposure factors:

60-80kVp 12-16mAs

Collimation:

Superiorly to 5cm above the shoulder joint, inferiorly to the inferior border of 12th rib

Chest AP lordotic view/Apicogram
Chest AP lordotic view/Apicogram

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