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—(10 × 12 inches), lengthwise • GridorBucky,
Digital systems—70 to 85 kV range
Place patient in semisupine position with entire body and leg rotated partially away from side of interest; place support under elevated hip; provide a pillow for patient’s head.
- • Align and center leg and knee to CR and to midline of table or IR.
- • Rotate entire leg internally 45°. (Interepicondylar line should be 45° to plane of IR.)
- • If needed, stabilize foot and ankle in this position with sandbags.
Angle CR 0° on average patient • Direct CR to midpoint of knee at a level 12 inch (1.25 cm)distal to apex of patella.
• Distal femur and proximal tibia and fibula with the patella superimposing the medial femoral condyle are shown.