Lumbar spine AP view

Clinical indication:

Scoliosis, fracture and neoplastic processes

Region:

T11 to distal sacrum, lumbar spine, SI joints and sacrum, spinous and transverse processes

Patient’s Position:

The patient lies supine on the xray table

Knees should be flexed to open intervertebral disk spaces

Place the patient arms on the chest

Ensure there is no rotation of pelvis or torso

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

The centering is towards the umbilicus, at the level of L3

The central ray is perpendicular to IR

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

70-80kVp 40-60mAs

Collimation:

Superiorly include the T12/L1 junction, inferiorly include sacral region and lateral to include the transverse processes of sacroiliac joints

Lumbar spine AP view

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