Pleural effusion, pneumothorax, injury and ascites
Lungs, trachea, bronchus, heart, diaphragm, mediastinum, costophrenic angle
Place the patient in supine position.
Place upper edges of the IR to be 5cm above bilateral shoulders and match its centerline with mid sagittal plane of chest.
By flexing bilateral arms, if possible, place bilateral shoulder in front.
Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait / landscape
Central ray is perpendicular towards the center of the chest with height of 7th thoracic, perpendicular to the sternum
Suspended with deep inspiration
Superior 5cm above the shoulder joint, inferior to inferior border of 12th rib and lateral to the level of the acromioclavicular joint