ROUTINE: AP Chest and Abdomen with 1 exposure.
FOCAL SPOT: Small
IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 or 10x12 CR cassette-no grid.
CENTRAL RAY: Perpendicular to the cassette centered on abdomen-to include abdomen and all of chest.
HELPFUL POSITIONING: Film must include chest and abdomen with a technique suitable for the abdomen yet doesn’t “burn out” the lung fields. Done AP @ 40”. Hold baby with arms above the head and legs straight down.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Use a “Tame-em-Board” if one is available or use sponges, sandbags, and tape to immobilize the child. If parents are with the child, instruct them on how to adequately hold them.