Sacrum lateral view

Clinical indication:

Pathology of sacrum and coccyx

Region:

Sacrum, L5/S1 junction

Patient’s Position:

Patient is placed in lateral recumbent position on the xray table.

Make sure the pelvis and torso are in true lateral position

Knees are flexed.

Align the long axis of the sacrum and coccyx to the midline of the table and cassette

Place the cassette 8-10cm posterior to the ASIS (anterior superior iliac spine)

Cassette:

Size: 10’’x12’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray perpendicular to IR

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

70-80kVp 30-40mAs

Collimation:

Include entire sacrum

Sacrum lateral view
Sacrum lateral view

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