Thoracic spine AP view

Clinical indication:

Scoliosis, fracture

Region:

C7 to L1

Patient’s Position:

The patient lies supine on the xray table

The arms are placed at their sides

Align the mid sagittal plane so it is in line with the midline of the IR

Ensure the patient should not rotate

Position the top of cassette at 5cm above the shoulders

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait

FFD/SID:

110cm

Central ray:

The central ray projected at the level of T7, perpendicular to IR

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Not related

Exposure factors:

70-80kVp 25-40mAs

Collimation:

Superiorly include the C7/T1 junction/hyoid bone, inferiorly include T12/L1 junction and laterally include the costotransverse joints and left and right paraspinal lines

Thoracic spine AP view

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