Carpal tunnel view

The carpal tunnel view is an axial projection to demonstrate the medial and lateral prominences and the concavity 1.

Patient position

  • patient stands with back facing the table
  • palmar surface of hand is placed in contact with the cassette which is placed at the table margin
  • wrist is dorsiflexed approximately 135 degrees, making the carpals and metacarpals lift away from the cassette

X-ray beam features

  • vertical beam is employed 
  • centred to an approximate midpoint of the dorsiflexed wrist

Radiographic views
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rID: 7406
System: Musculoskeletal
Sections: Anatomy, Radiography
Tag: refs
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    Figure 1: carpal tunnel view
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    Figure 2: carpal tunnel view
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    Figure 3: Annotated carpal tunnel projection.
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