Is the image diagnostic? (10 point plan)

2. Area of Interest included

Images can only be of diagnostic quality if all the anatomical areas are included on the mobile X-ray image. These are:

  • Superiorly the supraclavicular region defined by the superior margin of the 1st rib bilaterally. 
  • Lateral margins of the chest
  • The hemidiaphragms. Collimation should be extended if the chest request include the need to identify the position of a naso gastric tube