Radiographic Positioning: Radiographic Positioning of the Scanogram
SCANOGRAM FOR ROD LENGTH (PRE SURG)
To check rod length with the length of the patient's femur or Tib/Fib.
AP Femur or AP Tib/Fib
A surgical rod is used in this procedure. This is brought to the department of Radiology by the Orthopedic Department.
1. The lead numbered ruler is placed beside the "good" leg.
2. Patient supine
3. Film placed beneath patient's "good" leg.
4. The surgical rod is taped to side of the "good" hip at the same level as the bone.
5. 40" SID
6. Central Ray: perpendicular to film.