A Explanation of Patient Orientation (Normative)

This Annex was formerly located in Annex E in PS3.3 in the 2003 and earlier revisions of the standard.

This Annex provides an explanation of how to use the patient orientation data elements.

Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Whole Body

Figure A-1. Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Whole Body

Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Hand

Figure A-2. Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Hand

Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Foot

Figure A-3. Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Foot

As for the hand, the direction labels are based on the foot in the standard anatomic position. For the right foot, for example, RIGHT will be in the direction of the 5th toe. This assignment will remain constant through movement or positioning of the extremity. This is also true of the HEAD and FOOT directions.

Views - Anterior and Lateral

Figure A-4. Views - Anterior and Lateral

Planes - Whole Body - Transverse

Figure A-5. Planes - Whole Body - Transverse

Planes - Whole Body - Sagittal

Figure A-6. Planes - Whole Body - Sagittal

Planes - Whole Body - Coronal

Figure A-7. Planes - Whole Body - Coronal

Planes - Hand

Figure A-8. Planes - Hand

Planes - Double Obliquity

Figure A-9. Planes - Double Obliquity

Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Paired Hands

Figure A-10. Standard Anatomic Position Directions - Paired Hands

Breast - MedioLateral Oblique

Figure A-11. Breast - MedioLateral Oblique

Panoramic Zonogram Directions

Figure A-12. Panoramic Zonogram Directions