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Metabolic Bone Health Unit

Spinal X-rays done outside SickKids

Results are preferred in electronic form; otherwise please fax report to 416-813-6192 and send hardcopy with the family

SID means Source Image Distance

  • In our department we use automatic exposure control (AEC) for both AP and lateral thoracic and lumbar spine views
  • We use standard positioning for acquisition of images.

Lumbar AP/Oblique

 

Film Speed

Focal Spot

SID

KVP

mA

0-2 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

66

200

3-6 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

70

200

7-11 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

74

200

12-16 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

76

250

17 years - adults

Fast

0.6

44 in

78

250

Lumbar Lateral

 

Film Speed

Focal Spot

SID

KVP

mA

0-2 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

72

250

3-6 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

76

250

7-11 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

82

250

12-16 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

86

250

17 years - adults

Fast

0.6

44 in

88

320

Thoracic AP

 

Film Speed

Focal Spot

SID

KVP

mA

mSec

MAs

0-2 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

64

250

25

6.4

3-6 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

66

250

32

8

7-11 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

68

250

50

12.5

12-16 years

Fast

0.6

44 in

70

320

64

20

17 years - adults

Fast

0.6

44 in

72

320

80

25