Trauma, obvious deformities, suspected foreign body, inability to weight bear osteomyelitis, infections.
Femur including hip joint and knee joint
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.
Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait or diagonal
Central ray is directed to mid femur and perpendicular to the IR.
Collimate laterally to the skin margins, superiorly to the hip joint and inferiorly to the knee joint.