Lecture (22). Patient Position Erect or seated Left side against cassette unless patient complains is on right side then do right lateral if departmental protocol includes this option Top of cassette 1&1/2 inch above. Lateral Chest (Left or Right Lateral) Left Lateral Chest.
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MSP parallel To cassette
Coronal plane perpendicular to cassette
Shoulders resting against cassette
Armed raised and crossed over head
Center thorax to cassette
Make exposure at end of second fulinspiration
72 inches FFD is recommended
perpendicular directed to mid thorax
At level of T7(3-4 inches below jugular notch )
Superimposed lungs & diaphragm, trachea, bronchus, major vessels, heart thoracic cage
At level of T6
Lung from the apex to the costophrenic angle, great vessels and heart out line