Chest AP View

Clinical indication:

Pleural effusion, pneumothorax, injury and ascites

Region:

Lungs, trachea, bronchus, heart, diaphragm, mediastinum, costophrenic angle

Patient’s Position:

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.

Cassette:

Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait / landscape

FFD/SID:

100cm

Central ray:

Central ray is perpendicular towards the center of the chest with height of 7th thoracic, perpendicular to the sternum

Grid:

Yes

Respiration:

Suspended with deep inspiration

Exposure factors:

60-80kVp 12-16mAs

Collimation:

Superior 5cm above the shoulder joint, inferior to inferior border of 12th rib and lateral to the level of the acromioclavicular joint

Chest AP view

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