The PatellaVision™ X-ray Frame: step-by-step instructions

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Position of Board

• Place board flush with the table

Position of Patient

• Place patient supine with knees over board
• Knees should be at a 45 degree angle
• Internally rotate legs so patellae are straight up
• Secure strap to hold patient in this position
• Place 14 by 17 cassette in the slot so it is resting just above the patient's shins

Central Ray

• Angle tube at 60 degrees centered to the bottom of the cassette
• Use a 50 inch distance

Technique

• 6.8 mAs @ 68 kvp

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