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1

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

2

evidence of good inspiratory effort on CXR

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

3

PACS stands for what?

patient archive and communication systems

4

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)