Hand lateral View

Clinical indication:

Fracture

Region:

Hand

Patient’s Position:

Patient is sitting along the table.

The hand may externally rotated 90° from PA position so that the palm may perpendicular to the cassette.

Fingers should be extended with abducted thumb.

Cassette:

Size: 10’’x12’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Center over the head of second metacarpal

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

50-60kVp 3-5mAs

Collimation:

Collimate anteroposteriorly to the margins of the skin, distal to the finger tips and proximally include one third of distal radius and ulna.

Hand lateral View

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