THE ORDER OF THE PROCEDURE
a. Remove artifacts.
b. Measure part.
c. Set control panel.
Technical Factors: Film Size: Half of a 14 x 17" (35 x 43 cm) LW
Minimize anode-heel effect if possible
e. LM: Place corresponding LM on cassette
f. Patient/Part position: Patient spine or Erect the shoulder and elbow joints are the same distance
from ends of the film
a) Rotate body toward affected side as needed to bring the shoulder and proximal
humerus in contact with cassette
b) Align humerus to long axis of the unmasked
half of film, unless diagonal placement is
needed to include both shoulder and elbow joints
c) Extend hand and forearm as far as can be tolerated
d) Abduct arm slightly and gently supinate hand so that epicondyles of elbow are parallel
to the film
g. CR: CR perpendicular to film, directed to
h. SID: 40"
midpoint of humerus
sides to soft tissue borders of
both joints and up to 1" of the
j. Immobilization: Sandbag in palm of hand
k. Respiration: Suspend respiration during
l. Shielding: Secure or place lead shield over pelvic area
m. Demonstrates: Frontal view of entire humerus to include the Proximal Humerus, Greater
tuberosity , Lesser tuberosity, Surgical neck, Glenoid Fossa, Coracoid Process, AC Articulation, Distal
Humerus, Condyles, Epicondyles, Shaft of humerus, Proximal Forearm, Radius and the Ulna