Lung disease, heart disease, bronchitis, mediastinum disease
Lungs, trachea, bronchus, heart, diaphragm, mediastinum, costophrenic angle
Patient is in the erect position.
Lift and place the chin on vertical image receptor device. Put shoulder close to IR by having the hands on the bilateral hip regions or having both arms around vertical IR device.
Place the mid sagittal plane of the body in the middle of IR and make sure the chest is not rotated.
Size: 14’’x17’’ Orientation: Portrait / landscape
Central ray is perpendicular towards the center of the chest with height of 7th thoracic or lower end of scapula.
Suspended with deep inspiration
Collimate superiorly to the cervical 7, include the apex inferiorly to the end of 12th rib laterally to the acromioclavicular joints.