Radiography Skills

1. What is the main reason to take a chest X ray at 72” distance?

2. Why not take the oblique sternum in the LAO position?

3. What body anatomy must be included in the upright abdomen film? Why is it important to include the chest in an acute abdomen exam?

4. What bony landmark is used as the center point in positioning the KUB?

5. Which rib X-rays are done on inspiration and which are done on expiration?