Carpal Tunnel View   



- Discussion:
     - used to image an axial view of the carpal canal with particular attention to the hook of the hamate and pisiform bone;
- Technique:
     - hand is maximally dorsiflexed using the opposite hand or a strap
     - palmar surface of the wrist rests on the cassette;
     - central beam directed toward the cup of the palm at about 15 degree angle



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:13 pm