Femur lateral view

Clinical indication:

Trauma, obvious deformities, suspected foreign body, inability to weight bear osteomyelitis, infections.

Region:

Femur including hip joint and knee joint

Patient’s Position:

Patient may lie in the supine position. Rotate the patient on affected side until the femur is against the table and the femoral epicondyles should be perpendicular to the table. The pelvis should be 10°-15° posterior from the lateral position.

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait or diagonal

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is directed to mid femur and perpendicular to the IR.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

70kVp 16mAs

Collimation:

Collimate laterally to the skin margins, superiorly to the hip joint and inferiorly to the knee joint.

Femur lateral view
Femur lateral view

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