Elbow - Internal Oblique

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Name of projection Elbow - Internal Oblique (Medial Rotation)
Area Covered Distal humerus, elbow joint space, proximal radius and ulna
Pathology shownFractures, joint effusion, coronoid process, bone lesions, foreign bodies
Radiographic AnatomyElbow Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 18 x 24cm
Landscape, divided in half, usually fits 2 projections
Film / Screen Combination Detail
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid No
Exposure 52 kVp
5 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray To the middle of the elbow - 2cm distal to the midpoint of a line between the epicondyles
Perpendicular to IR
Collimation Four sides of collimation
Collimate on sides to the soft tissue borders
Lower margin to include proximal radius and ulna, Upper margin to include distal humerus
Markers Distal and Lateral
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
Respiration Not applicable
  • Patient seated at end of table
  • Arm fully extended, shoulder and elbow on the same horizontal plane
  • Align forearm to long axis of IR
  • Pronate hand so it is palm down and rotate arm until distal humerus and the anterior surface of elbow are rotated 45° to IR (palpate epicondyles to determine rotation)

Area Covered
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