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Name of projection Coccyx - AP
Area Covered Entire coccyx in AP view without superimposition
Pathology shown Pathology of the coccyx
Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 24 x 30cm
Film / Screen Combination Regular
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid Moving or Stationary Grid
Filter No
Exposure 65 kVp
20 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR angled caudad 10°
CR to a point 5cm superior to symphysis pubis
Collimation Four sides of collimation
Collimate closely to area of interest
Markers Distal and Lateral
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
Respiration Suspended
  • Patient supine on the table
  • Cushion for patients head
  • Legs extended with a support under the knees
  • Align midsagittal plane to midline of table/grid
  • Ensure no rotation of the pelvis
  • CR angled caudad 10°
  • CR to a point 5cm superior to symphysis pubis

Area Covered
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