Nasal - Lateral

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Name of projection Nasal Bone - Lateral
Area Covered Nasal bones and surrounding soft tissue structures, frontonasal suture and anterior nasal spine
Pathology shown Fractures of the nasal bones
Radiographic Anatomy Nasal Bone Radiographic Anatomy
IR Size & Orientation 18 x 24cm
Film / Screen Combination Detail
(CR and DR as recommended by manufacturer)
Bucky / Grid No
Filter No
Exposure 52 kVp
2.5 mAs
FFD / SID 100cm
Central Ray CR perpendicular to IR
CR 1.2cm inferior to nasion
Collimation Four sides of collimation
Collimate closely to nasal bones
Markers Anterior and Inferior
Marker orientation AP
Shielding Gonadal (check your department's policy guidelines)
Respiration Suspend
  • Patient standing or sitting facing the upright bucky
  • Oblique the body slightly to assist with positioning
  • Rest lateral aspect of head against bycky with side of interesr closest to IR
  • Position nasal bones to centre of IR
  • Adjust head into true lateral position
  • Align midsagittal plane parralllel with bucky
  • Align interpupillary line perpendicular
  • Position infraorbitomeatal line perpendicular to front edge of IR
  • CR perpendicular to IR
  • CR 1.2cm inferior to nasion

Area Covered
Special Notes