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Shoulder internal rotation view

The shoulder internal rotation view is often combined with the external rotation view to visualize the entirety of the humeral head.

Patient position

  • the patient's back is toward the image detector
  • the humerus is internally rotated (hand placed on abdomen)
  • lateral 2/3 of clavicle should be seen
  • proximal 1/3 of the humerus should be seen

X-ray beam features

  • the beam travels anterior to posterior (AP) direction, directed just inferior to the coracoid process
  • source-to-image distance: 40" (100 cm)
  • 70-75 kVp at 10 mAs (or AEC)



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