THE ORDER OF THE PROCEDURE
a. Remove artifacts.
b. Measure part.
c. Set control panel.
d. Technical Factors: Film size-10 x 12" (24 x 30 cm) crosswise.
a) Divide in half crosswise.
b) Detail screen, tabletop.
f. Patient/Part position: Patient seated at end of table with elbow fully extended, wrist, elbow and
shoulder on same horizontal plane.
Fully extended: Extend elbow, supinate hand and align arm and forearm
to center of unmasked portion of film.
Ensure elbow joint is to center of unmasked film.
Have patient lean laterally as necessary for true AP Projection,
Epicondyles must be parallel to film.
Palpate epicondyles to ensure equal distance from film borders and
support hand as necessary to prevent motion.
g. CR: CR perpendicular to film, directed to
mid elbow joint. Which is midpoint of a line
to area of interest.
(102 cm) SID.
j. Immobilization: Pre Exposure instruction: Hold still; don't move.
k. Shielding: Secure lead shield at waist to protect patient's gonads.
l. Demonstrates: Distal humerus, elbow joint space, and proximal radius and ulna in the AP