(9) The foregoing procedure may be varied by taking AP or PA projections
of the filled urethra using screen or cardboard (non-Bucky) technique. For these
radiographs, the patient's legs are parted, the penis is positioned to the central portion
of the film, and the CR is angled about 12 degrees caudad from the vertical relationship.
Routine digit technique factors are appropriate.
(10) A representative urethrogram is shown in figure 2-39
Figure 2-39. A representative urethrogram.
2-17. HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAPHY (UTEROSALPINGOGRAPHY)
a. General. This procedure deals with radiographic and/or fluoroscopic
examination of specified structures of the female reproductive system utilizing a contrast
medium. The radiography is hysterosalpingogram. The specified technique will depend
upon the nature of existing pathology, the condition of the patient, the special types of
apparatus, and the preferences of the examiner. The general principles of the
procedure are presented herein primarily for guidance.
b. Patient Preparation and Scheduling.
(1) A properly filled out request form is submitted to the x-ray department by
the referring medical authority.
(2) Examination is usually scheduled 1 to 8 days after menstruation or at a
time determined by the gynecologist or radiologist.