By Suzanne Henwood
Scientific CT: suggestions and perform goals to provide radiographers operating in CT frequently a longer wisdom of CT protocols and the way they need to be tailored to optimise photo caliber. It makes use of correct medical examples to illustrate the benefits of the urged recommendations, that could no longer but be in use in all hospitals. It covers all however the such a lot infrequent of pathologies and may for that reason additionally function an invaluable unmarried reference for the busy radiographer.
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It is beneficial to perform the lowest scans first. The maximum gantry angle will be used and the patient g) can be reassured that their knees will be moving away from the gantry. Always angle the gantry whilst standing beside the table, to reassure the patient; remote control when using large angles can be intimidating. Lumbar disc disease It is usually only necessary to examine the lowest three disc spaces and to perform a limited series at the L3/L4 level. Check the neurological findings against a nerve distribution chart if there is any doubt about the levels to be examined.
The disrupted neural arch makes this an unstable spinal injury. 13 — Lumbar spine trauma. A 2D sagittal reconstruction: a, anterior wedging of vertebral body; b, posterior displacement and distraction of vertebral body. 5 – Exposure protocols for spinal injuries Good liasion with the spinal injury unit is essential. Spinal injury patients who have been in a specialist unit for 24 hours are well aware of their potential injury and have already become used to the care with which they are handled.
6) PROTOCOL FOR SPINAL STENOSIS b) Perform anteroposterior and lateral scan projection radiographs as for disc disease. These patients are likely to be older and possibly larger than those with disc disease, so it may be necessary to use the higher values of the range of kilovoltage and mAs given for both scan projection radiographs and axial scans. From the lateral scan projection radiograph, plan three axial sections through each disc space, from L5/S1 up to L1/L2, with the middle section passing through the middle of and parallel to each disc space.