Shoulder/Scapula lateral “Y” view

Clinical indication:

Scapula fracture, dislocations, coracoid acromion process

Region:

Scapula

Patient’s Position:

Patient is in standing or sitting position with facing upright IR.

The patient is rotated in anterior oblique position so the anterior portion of shoulder will touch the IR

Scapula will end on the IR

Cassette:

Size: 8’’x10’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is directed to the glenohumeral joint, centering at the 2.5cm inferior to the coracoid process.

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

60-70kVp 10-20mAs

Collimation:

Collimate laterally and superiorly to include all skin margins, inferiorly include the angle of the scapula and medially cover the medial scapula.

Shoulder/Scapula lateral “Y” view

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