- Explain to the parents what you are going to do before you do it!
- Make sure the child is naked from the waist up
- Immobilize the child with a "bunny wrap"
- Lie the child on the radiolucent sponge (see below) to place the IOML perpendicular the the IR.
- The use of blocks and other radiolucent sponges will avoid exposing helper's hands to the primary beam and excluded as a film artifact.
- The cross-table projection is a very effective alternative as the patient prefers to "look" up.