THE ORDER OF THE PROCEDURE
a. Remove artifacts.
b. Measure part.
c. Set control panel.
d. Technical Factors: Film size 8 x 10" (18 x 24 cm) crosswise, stationary grid.
e. LM: corresponding side above part
f. Patient/Part position: Patient supine with arm abducted from body as far as patient can tolerate.
1. Shoulder and arm buttressed to raise part to center of film.
2. Arm in full extension with epicondyles parallel to tabletop.
3. Upright film holder as close to neck as possible.
g. CR: Direct CR medially 25 to 30 degrees, centered
h. SID: Minimum
horizontally to axilla and humeral head.
Collimate closely on
j. Immobilization: Sandbag under patient's wrist and
k. Respiration: Suspend respiration
l. Shielding: Shield pelvic area with lead shielding.
m. Demonstrates: Lateral view of head and neck of proximal humerus, gleno-humeral joint, coracoid
process, and acromiocavicular joint.