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ROUTINE: AP Chest and Abdomen with 1 exposure.

DISTANCE: 40”

BUCKY: NO

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.

Updated 9/12/1999

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