Elbow AP View

Clinical indication:

Fracture, joint effusion, dislocation, bone lesions, foreign bodies

Region:

Distal humerus, elbow joint space, proximal radius and ulna

Patient’s Position:

The patient may sit close to the table.

The affected arm is fully extended with shoulder and elbow on same horizontal plane.

Supinate the hand and align the forearm to the longitudinal axis of cassette.

Place the elbow in true AP position.

Cassette:

Size: 10’’x12’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is directed to the mid of the elbow, perpendicular to IR.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

50-55kVp 2-3mAs

Collimation:

Collimate to sides of soft tissue borders, include proximal radius and ulna distally and distal humerus proximally.

Elbow AP View
Elbow AP View

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