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Chest-Child

DCXR2V

ROUTINE: PA/AP and Lateral.

DISTANCE: 48” or 72” depending on age of child-see additional comments.

BUCKY: NO

FOCAL SPOT: Small

IMAGING PLATE: 8x10 or 10x12 CR cassette or digital.

CENTRAL RAY:

  • PA: Perpendicular to the cassette
  • Lateral: Perpendicular to T-7.

HELPFUL POSITIONING:

  1. Take upright if possible.
  2. Remember to shield all children and young adults.
  3. Utilize parents to hold patient.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Under 1 yr old: AP supine chest at 48” with a 5° caudal tube. Lateral done cross-table at 48” with left side against film.

1-3 yr old: PA sitting and Lateral sitting at 72” non-bucky. If child is over 1 year old and is uncooperative or cannot sit up, do supine and cross-table lateral.

Updated 1/11/1991

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