Thoracic Vertebrae, Lateral
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exact left lateral recumbent
horizontal vertebral column, radiolucent support under waist, flex hips and knees, arms forward @ rt angles, true lateral - no rotation
center post 1/2 thorax to MLT
┴ T7 ... level inferior angles of scapulae
left, face up, mid-front IR border
place leaded rubber on TT behind pt's spine to reduce scatter radiation
lat T5 to T12 bodies showing interspaces, IV foramina + lower spinous processes
clear vert thru ribs + lungs, posterior ribs superimposed (no rotation), wide exposure latitude, close collimation
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