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Chest-Adult

DCXR2V

ROUTINE: PA (if possible, otherwise AP) & Lateral.

DISTANCE: 72”

BUCKY: YES

FOCAL SPOT: Large

IMAGING PLATE: 14x17 CR cassette or digital.

CENTRAL RAY:

  • PA/AP: Perpendicular to T-7 (7-8” below vertebral prominence).
  • Lateral: Perpendicular to T-7.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  1. PA Chest: Patient puts their hands on their hips and rolls their shoulder and elbows forward to get their scapulas out of the lung fields.
  2. Lateral Chest: Patient puts both arms over their head and grabs onto their elbows, if possible.
  3. Annotate on the film whether it was done AP or PA.
  4. Take films on full inspiration.

SEE ALSO/OTHER VIEWS

  1. Decubitus chest-see pg 48.
  2. Apical Lordotic-see pg 48.
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