Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: humerus

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high detail film-screen combination is required.
  • A grid is required if patient thickness is >10 cm.
  • In UK, kV should not exceed about 60.
  • Both joints should always be included.
  • Soft tissues should be included.
  • General anesthesia or sedation is required.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artefact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.

Uses

  • → Fracture Bone fracture (medial humeral condyle) - radiograph CrCd.
  • → Panosteitis Panosteitis Bone panosteitis (humerus) - radiograph.
  • → Neoplastic bone disease Bone: neoplasia Bone tumor proximal humerus - radiograph.
  • → Soft tissue neoplasia invading bone.
  • → Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis.
  • → Metabolic bone diseases.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Equipment available in general practice.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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