Leg/tibia & fibula lateral view

Clinical indication:

Fractures, lesion

Region:

Leg

Patient’s Position:

The patient lies laterally towards the affected side. The leg is rotated until the malleoli are superimposed vertically. The tibia may parallel to the cassette.

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait or diagonal as per length of limb

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The central ray is the midpoint of the ankle joint and knee joint.

Grid:

No

Respiration:

Not related.

Exposure factors:

60-65kVp 8-10mAs

Collimation:

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

Leg/tibia & fibula lateral view
Leg/tibia & fibula lateral view

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