The proper patient and part position for a PA chest is:
a. Patient in true lateral recumbent position, knees flexed arms at right angle to
body; radiolucent material under lower dorsal region; coronal plane
perpendicular to the table.
b. Patient laterally recumbent, head supported; lying on appropriate side, arms
above head; back against film holder; knees and hips flexed; shoulders
parallel to film with no rotation.
Patient upright left side against film; median plane parallel to film; weight
evenly distributed, part centered.
d. Patient upright, weight evenly distributed; chin on film holder; hands on hips;
shoulder forward; trunk centered.
Measurement of the part for an PA chest is done:
a. Under the shoulder at the mid-sternum.
b. Over the shoulder and under the mid-sternum.
At the level of the shoulders.
d. Obliquely through the mid-sternum.
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