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Overview Brief

X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View is one of the three sternal views that are taken when an injury has been sustained to the sternum and the ribs[1].

What is X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View?

X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View is a radiographic imaging view that is often taken along with the lateral view of the sternum to assess the sternum and the ribs.

  • It is used to detect fractures and dislocations of the sternum.
  • The X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View also enables one to detect infections or cortical breaches in the sternum.
  • This view is rarer of the views taken and so needs experts to perform it.

In the case of spinal precautions, it is done in a supine anteroposterior view with a cross angle of 15-20 degrees and an aligned detector to ensure minimal elongation[1].

How is the X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View performed?

There are two types of X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View: The Tube angled and the trunk rotated[2].

  • For a tube angled view, you will be asked to be in a prone or erect position with a minimum distance between your sternum and image receptor.
  • In a trunk rotated the view, you will be rotated 20-30 degrees with the right side raised to adopt the left anterior oblique position to ensure the heart shadow doesn’t obscure the sternum.
  • The cassette in both views is placed at the level of the 5th thoracic vertebrae.

During an X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View, the additional immobilization might be.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View

There are no known side effects/ risks involved with X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View except for radiation exposure.

Preparation before performing X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View

When you arrive for your X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View: [2]

  • You will be taken to the x-ray room and asked to change into a gown for the upper half of the body.
  • Metal objects must be removed.
  • The procedure for X-Ray of Sternum oblique View, including when to breathe-in or hold your breath, will be explained.

Post-care after X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View

Since an X-Ray of Sternum Oblique View is like any other sternal view x-ray, there are no special post-care measures you will need to take.

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