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For the neighborhood in Houston, Texas see Settegast, Houston

A Settegast is a standard medical x-ray projection that presents a tangental view of the patella.

To acquire such an image the patient is placed in a prone position with the knee flexed at least 90 degrees and the field of view centered on the patellofemoral joint space.


  • Kenneth L. Bontrager and John P. Lampignano Bontrager's Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013