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Where do you center for a PA chest X-ray?
t6-t7, or top of film 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the shoulders
How do you demonstrate pneumothorax on a chest x-ray?
Do it on expiration.
Where do you center for lateral chest x-ray?
T6-T7 or top of film 1 1/2 to 2 inches above the shoulders
Where is the central ray for a lordotic position?
centered to midsternum, and 3-4 inches inferior to suprasternal notch
In an oblique chest x-ray what side does an LAO demonstrate?
Right side, same as RPO
Where do you center on an upright AP?
What is this exam used for?
How long should a patient be erect before you shoot this exam?
2-3 inches above the illiac crest.

To demonstrae free air and air fluid levels.

5 minutes
What is the lateral abdomen position used for?
demonstration of calcifications of the aorta and blood vessels and aneurysms