General radiography article structure

There are two main types of general radiography articles, which require a different set of subheadings as the usual epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathology etc. are not relevant. 

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Radiographic series

These articles describe the set of projections that make up a series that might be requested by a clinician, e.g. they would request a wrist x-ray, to get a PA and lateral view, together these are termed the series.

Each article should begin with a brief introductory sentence/paragraph, with the title of the article repeated and emboldened, followed by a number of standard subheadings:

  • indications (heading 4)
  • projections (heading 4)
    • standard projections
    • modified trauma projections
    • additional projections
  • procedure (heading 4)
    • preprocedural evaluation
    • technique
    • kVp
Examples

Radiographic view

These articles describe a specific projectional view that is obtained as part of a radiographic series.

Each article should begin with a brief introductory sentence/paragraph, followed by a number of standard subheadings:

  • patient position (heading 4)
  • technical factors (heading 4)
    • PA/AP
    • centering point using anatomical landmarks
    • collimation using anatomical landmarks 
    • orientation (portrait/landscape)
    • detector size: although most places are going digital and have digital detectors now. Giving the basic film size will still help those who have CR. It also gives people a good idea of collimation factors e.g. 35 x 43 cm
    • exposure (kVp/mAs)
    • FFD/SID
    • grid (yes/no) 
  • image technical evaluation (heading 4): how to tell if the view is adequate
  • practical points (heading 4): information that can be helpful when the projection isn't straightforward, often information that is learnt via years of experience
Examples
Help and Style Guide

Article information

rID: 35237
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Structure of radiography articles

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