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How To Mark The A-P Pelvic


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#1 – Placed at the highest point of the left femur head

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#2 – Placed at the highest point of the right femur head

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#3 – Placed at the highest point of the left iliac crest

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#4 – Placed at the highest point of the right iliac crest

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#5 – Placed at the lowest point of the left ischium

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#6 – Placed at the lowest point of the right ischium

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#7 – Placed over the S1 tubercle

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#8 – Placed in the middle of the pubic symphysis

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#9 – Placed on the left sacral groove

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#10 – Placed on the right sacral groove

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#11 – Placed at the left lateral border of sacrum

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#12 – Placed at the right lateral border of sacrum

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#13 – Placed at the right superior transverse body junction
of the lowest lumbar (pedicle shadows may also be used)

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#14 – Placed at the left superior transverse body junction of
the lowest lumbar (pedicle shadows may also be used)

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Femur Head Line – formed by connecting points 1 & 2

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Left Crest Line – Role up from FHL making sure crest
line is parallel to FHL

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Right Crest Line – Role up from FHL making sure crest
line is parallel to FHL

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Left Ischium Line – Role down from FHL making sure
ischium line is parallel to FHL

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Right Ischium Line – Role Down from FHL making sure
ischium line is parallel to FHL

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Symphysis Deviation Line - Parallel should be perpendicular to
FHL at the S1 tubercle. Draw a 2’’ line at pubic symphysis area

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Horizontal Plane Line of Sacrum – Connect points 9 &
10; line should be drawn through both sacral grooves

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Lines drawn through points 11 & 12 and should be
perpendicular to the HPLS

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Transverse Body Plane Line of Lowest Lumbar (can use the
superior transverse body junction or pedicle shadows)

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Missing

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