SUGGESTED STARTING TECHNIQUE
Radiograph of PA
Diagram of the stomach
Figure 2-7, Radiograph of PA (left) and diagram (right) of the stomach
demonstrate the parts of the duodenum.
Figure 2-8 and 2-9: stomach and duodenum, RAO.
Anatomical. Stomach and parts of the duodenum.
(b) Film. 10 x 12-inch lengthwise.
(c) Position. Body rotated 40 to 70 midpoint between vertebral
column and lateral aspect of the body placed over center of table. Iliac crests at level of
the lower film border.
(d) CR-UP. Align to the skin marking made surfing fluoroscopy and to
the center of the film.
Precaution. Suspended respiration.
(g) Variation. For suspected diaphragmatic hernia, tilt the patient 15
head down and make an exposure with suspended inspiration.