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3 characteristics that constitute good a quality chest image

1. spine is barely visible behind the heart
2. lungs should not be black
3. blood vessels in the lung easily seen and crisp


evidence of good inspiratory effort on CXR

diaphragm seen at level of 8th-10th posterior ribs


PACS stands for what?

patient archive and communication systems


checklist for frontal chest film review

- patient ID
- time of examination
- side marker
- trachea central?
- heart size and shape
- aortic arch (side and width)
- AP window
- location of hilae
- pulmonary vessel size
- lungs for symmetry and lucency
- diaphragm location
- ribs, spine, and soft tissues
- 4 corners (shoulders and under the diaphragm)