Calcaneus - Lateromedial Oblique

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Name of projection Calcaneus - Lateromedial Oblique (Weight Bearing)
Area Covered Calcaneal tuberosity, Sinus tarsi, cuboid
Pathology shown Fractures, foreign bodies, bony lesions
Radiographic AnatomyCalcaneus Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 18 x 24cm
Film / Screen Combination Detail
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid No
Exposure 60 kVp
3.2 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR angled 45° caudal to the lateral malleolus
Collimation Four sides of collimation
To the outer skin margins to include entire calcaneum
Markers Distal and Posterior
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
RespirationNot applicable
  • Patient standing with the affected heel centred towards the lateral border of the cassette
  • Adjust leg to ensure it is directly perpendicular
  • Centre the calcaneus so it will be projected to the centre of the IR
  • Centre the lateral malleolus to the midline axis of the IR
  • CR angled 45° caudal to the lateral malleolus

Area Covered

Special Notes