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Acute Adominal series
A series of images ( often called Three way abdomen ) consisting of K U B, errect or upright abdomen, and a PA chest.
An errect body position with palms forward, feet together, and arms at sides. Radiographs are typically displayed in the anatomical position.
Anterior Posterior Projection
A projection in which the X - Ray beam travels from the front to the back of the patients body.
A posteroanterior axial projection for head work requireing a 15 degree cauded angle.
A recumbent body position ( lateral, Ventral, or dorsal ) requiring the use of a horizontal central ray.
Fan Lateral Position
A true lateral position of the hand with the digits slightly flexed and seperated. This position provides optimal demonstration of the entire hand with minimal digit superimposition.
Frog - leg Hip position
A lateral position of the hip with the knee flexed and the thigh abducted 40 to 45 degrees from the vertical ( modified cleaves method ).
An anteroposterior projection with the chin extended used in demonstrating the dens within the foreamen magnum.
Lordotic Chest Projection
An anteroposterior projection of the chest eighter while the patient leans back or with a cephalic central ray angle in order to demonstrate the apical chest region.
A 15 to 20 degree internal oblique position of the ankle best demonstrating the mortise joint.
Open mouth odontoid
a method of imaging the odontoid process ( dens ) through a patients open mouth.
Posteroanterior ( PA ) Projection
A projection in which the X - Ray beam travels from the back to the front of the patients body.
Settegast ( sunrise )
A tangential projection of the patella while the patient is supine with the knee flexed.
A postioning method in which the patient is in the lateral position with one arm raised and one arm lowered used in demonstrating the cervicothoratic junction.
a recumbent body position with the table angled to place the feet higher than the head.
an upright swimmers lateral method used in demonstrating the cervicothoratic region.
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