Lateral oblique view / Mastoid Sculler’s view

Clinical indication:

Fracture, mastoiditis, tumor

Region:

Mastoid process, mastoid air cells

Patient’s Position:

Ask the patient to lie in prone position.

Place the patient’s head in true lateral position.

The inter-orbital line lies at right angle with the cassette.

The auricle of the ear near the film is folded forward.

Cassette:

Size: 8’’x10’’ Orientation: Landscape

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The central ray is directed at an angle of 30° towards the feet. The central ray enters the skull above the ear at parietal region and passes through external auditory meatus proximal to film.

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

70-80kVp 16-20mAs

Collimation:

Include all structures of temporal bone around mastoid process.

Lateral oblique view / Mastoid Sculler’s view

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