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Chest & Abdomen

Chest and abdomen review

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Voluntary Motion Under direct control of the patient
Involuntary Motion Not in control of the patient; e.g Heart,GI peristalsis,Muscle contractions, parkinson's,shivers,tremors,etc.
Elininating or minimizing motion: 1.giving clear instruction;2.faster screen speed(when available);3.shorter exposure times;4.efficiency/speed of your work;5.immobilization
5cm Rule Must shield patient if primary beam is within 5cm(2inches) of the reproductive organs unless it compromises the exam.
When fluid is suspected the suspected side is up or down for lateral decubitus? Suspected side down
When free air is suspected the suspected side is up or down for lateral decubitus? Suspected side up.
Breathing instruction for abdomen Expiration
Breathing instruction for pulmonary apices On 2nd deep inspiration
Created by: dawn2000