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.
Divide in half crosswise.
Detail screen, tabletop.
f. Patient/Part position: Patient seated at the end of the table with elbow flexed at 90 degrees.
Center elbow joint to center of film with forearm extended off of lateral border.
Ensure epicondyles are perpendicular to center of unmasked portion of film.
Drop shoulder so humerus and forearm are on same plane.
Rotate hand and wrist in true lateral position, thumb side up.
g. CR: CR perpendicular to the film directed to
mid elbow joint (mid epicondyles).
Minimum 40 in
four sides to area of interest
j. Immobilization: Pre exposure instructions: Hold still; don't move
k. Shielding: : Secure lead shield at waist to protect patient's gonads.
l. Demonstrates: Lateral view of distal humerus and proximal forearm. Clearly visualizes olecranon
process with epicondyles superimposed.