Skull X-Ray: Cranial Positioning and Technical Factors
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Skull X-Ray: Cranial Positioning and Technical Factors

Test your knowledge of the technique of examination for X-Ray modality of the skull, specifically focusing on cranial positioning lines and the AP axial projection using the Towne method. Includes technical factors such as minimum SID, IR size, and shielding, as well as patient positioning requirements.

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Questions and Answers

What is the recommended minimum SID for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

102 cm

How should the patient's head be positioned for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

Align the OML perpendicular to the IR

What angle should the CR be directed for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

30° cephalad to OML

What is recommended during respiration for the lateral position of the skull series?

<p>Suspend respiration</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where should the CR be centered for the lateral position of the skull series?

<p>At MSP</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended respiration instruction for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

<p>Suspend respiration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be aligned perpendicular to the IR if the patient is unable to flex the neck for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

<p>IOML</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be done if there is head rotation or tilt for the AP axial projection of the skull series?

<p>Reposition the patient</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where should the CR be centered for the lateral position of the skull series?

<p>At the vertex of the skull</p> Signup and view all the answers

What angle should the CR be directed for the AP axial projection of the skull series if OML is used?

<p>30° cephalad</p> Signup and view all the answers

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