How do you determine that you have correctly positioned scapula Y view?

How do you determine that you have correctly positioned scapula Y view?

Position the patient and look for the curve of the vertical center line of the collimator. If ‘obliqued’ correctly, the vertical center line will curve against the medial border of the scapula. Place the 45-degree wedge sponge against the bucky then position the patient against it.

What is the Y view?

The Y view anatomy: The Y view is shot in an angle that separates the scapula and humerus from the ribs. It’s essentially a true lateral of the scapula. The scapula looks like a Y when viewed laterally. Laterally, the body of the scapula, acromion, and coracoid process all converge at the glenoid.

What is a scapular Y view?

The scapular Y view is obtained by aiming the x-ray beam longitudinally down the axis of the scapular spine (see the image below). The humeral head lies directly over the glenoid fossa. The Y shape is formed by the projection of the acromion, scapular body, and coracoid from the longitudinal axis.

What is axillary view xray?

Position – Patient is supine with shoulder gently abducted by an assistant about 70-degrees. X-ray cassette is positioned superior to shoulder. X-ray Beam – Directed into the affected axilla from inferior to superior.

How do you take Grashey view?

This special view is known as a Grashey projection.

  1. Have the patient in a supine or upright position.
  2. Center the cassette to the glenohumeral joint.
  3. Rotate the body approximately 35°- 45° toward the affected side.
  4. Abduct the arm slightly in internal rotation and place the palm of the hand on the abdomen, if possible.

What is the Grashey view used for?

The shoulder AP glenoid view also known as a true AP or a ‘Grashey view’ is an additional projection to the two view shoulder series. The projection is used to assess the integrity of the glenohumeral joint.

What is Lawrence method?

The Lawrence1 method is used when trauma exists, and the arm cannot be rotated or abducted because of an injury. This projection shows the proximal humerus in a 90-degree projection from the AP projection and shows its relationship to the scapula and clavicle.

How do you do velpeau view?

Patient position

  1. the patient is erect (or sitting) facing away from the table.
  2. the image receptor is placed on the table behind the patient beneath the shoulder.
  3. patient leans 30° backward toward the table (allowing for an axial view of the shoulder)

What is an axial view of the shoulder?

The axial shoulder view is a supplementary projection to the lateral scapula view for obtaining orthogonal images to the AP shoulder. It is an appropriate projection to assess suspected dislocations, proximal humerus pathology, and glenohumeral articular surface abnormalities 1-3.