Abdomen – ventrodorsal canine X-ray positioning guide

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Abdomen – ventrodorsal canine X-ray positioning guide

 

Positioning

  • Dorsal recumbency
  • Support the chest and pelvis to prevent rotation
  • Centre in the midline caudal to the last rib
  • Collimate to include the diaphragm to pelvic outlet
  • Expose on full expiration
  • Ensure L/R marker in primary beam. 

What to look for

  • Ensure sternum and spine superimposed
  • Ensure no movement artefact from respiration.

Top tips

  • If using a cradle avoid putting under the abdomen.

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