Shoulder series

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy

Standard shoulder series

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Standard AP and lateral series

 

Modified lateral techniques - Anthropomorphic phantom

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The modified transthoracic supine lateral scapula, the supine projection and an angled detector underneath the bed is an excellent projection for patient on spinal precautions This modified projection is also known as the ‘music stand’ method, radiographers used to bring sheet music stands to hold the cassette under the table, the advantage of the music stand is its slant and sheet holder; perfect for the cassette.

Different axial views of the shoulder

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There are multiple methods to attain an axial shoulder, with the modified trauma axial being the most effective for patients suffering from limited mobility

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