Humerus - Intertubercular Groove

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Name of projection Humerus - Intertubercular Groove
Area Covered Greater and lesser tubercle of humerus, intertubercular groove
Pathology shownBicipital groove, see radiography of bicipital groove
Radiographic AnatomyHumerus 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
Exposure 60 kVp
10 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR angled 10° to 15° posterior to the long axis of humerus
Collimation Four sides of collimation
Collimate closely to area of interest
Markers Lateral
Marker orientation is AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
  • Patient supine on the X-ray table
  • Extend chin and rotate the head away from the affected side
  • Patients hand in supinated position
  • Place IR against the superior surface of the affected shoulder
  • Palpate the anterior surface of the humerus to located the intertubercular groove
  • CR angled 10° to 15° posterior to the long axis of humerus

Area Covered
Special Notes