QUICK GUIDE TO CXR READING:

  • A: Airway
  • B: Bones
  • C: Cardiac
  • D: Diaphram
  • E: Everything Else (lines, tubes, etc)
  • F: Fields
  • Central Lines:
  • - Tip at Cavoatrial junction?
  • - PTX?
  • - -Effusion?
  • Dobhoff Tube:
  • - Below the diaphragm?
  • - Right of midline (ideally)?
  • Endotracheal Tube:
  • - Below the clavicles?
  • - 3-5 cm above carina (use left mainstem as your guide)
  • Post-Chest Tube:
  • - Intrathoracic sentinel eye?
  • - Resolution of initial sx? (PTX, effusion)