Lumbosacral spine – ventrodorsal canine X-ray positioning guide

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Lumbosacral Spine – Ventrodorsal Canine X-ray Positioning guide

Lumbosacral spine – ventrodorsal canine X-ray positioning guide

   

Positioning

  • Position in dorsal recumbency
  • Use a cradle under thoracic spine
  • Hind limbs in a neutral position
  • Centre over L-S Junction- just below the iliac crests, in the midline
  • Collimate to include the lumbosacral spine
  • Ensure L/R marker in primary beam.
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What to look for

  • Ensure pelvis not rotated.

Top tips

  • Foam pads under the pelvis can help prevent rotation.

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