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Name of projection Foot - Lateral Weight Bearing (lateromedial)
Area Covered Entire foot - distal phalanges to the calcaneus and proximal ankle joint
Pathology shownBones of the feet and longitudinal arch alignment under full weight of the body
Radiographic AnatomyFoot Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 24 x 30cm
Film / Screen Combination Detail
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid No
Exposure 60 kVp
4 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray Centered horizontally to the base of the metatarsals
Perpendicular to IR
Collimation Outer skin margins of foot to include proximal ankle
Markers Superior to dorsal surface
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
RespirationNot applicable
  • Patient is erect with weight evenly distributed
  • Have patient stand on wood blocks placed on a step stoolor alternatively purchase a special wood box with a slot for the cassette
  • Provide support for patient to hold onto
  • Support vertical cassette between the feet
  • Long axis of the foot to long axis of cassette

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