g. More Study Strategies. Now, go back to the illustrations and try to link up
the visual information in the drawing with the descriptive information in the text (order of
procedure/laundry list of specifications). Finally, zero in on and review several times,
the two key elements of every position: the alignment or position to be assumed by the
patient/ the part position reference (paragraph e) and the central ray (CR) (paragraph f).
Once these essentials are fixed in your memory, the other details will fall into place
h. The Order of Procedure (Position Specifications). The information
generally includes in the order of procedure is explained in figure 5-2. Note that items
a, b, c are the same for all positions. No position specific information is provided
because it will depend on the anatomy to be demonstrated.
PATIENT DRESS AND REMOVAL OF ARTIFACTS
a. General information about patient dress and removal of artifacts is covered
here instead of in the specifications for each position since these guidelines apply to all
the positions in general (figure 5-3).
ARTIFACTS & CLOTHING
Hand .....................No wristwatches, bracelets, rings.
Wrist/Forearm ........ No wristwatches/bracelets; sleeves rolled up.
Humerus ............... Male patient stripped to waist.
Chest .................... Female patient
No undergarments (shoulder to waist).
No necklaces or pendants.
Abdomen/Pelvis ..... Removes undergarments (girdles), waist chains. Dons gown.
Knee/Femur ........... Removes pants, dons gown.
Figure 5-3. Artifacts/clothing to be removed (or donned).