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