standing lateral

standing lateral

the positioning technique for a lateral projection of the x-ray beam through a standing animal to a vertically positioned cassette; useful for the assessment of fluid levels.
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Once a toddler can stand, every attempt is made to do a standing AP scoliosis exam with breast/gonadal shields in place and a standing lateral scoliosis exam with 1 breast shield in place.
Standing lateral should include humeri parallel to the floor with elbows bent.
To track potential spinal changes and determine the value of radiographs, researchers assessed participants before and after treatment with long, 36-inch, standing lateral x-rays; sacral inclination angles were measured, and overall lumbar lordosis was measured from L-1 to S-1, said Dr.
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