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Chest X-ray surface anatomy PA film

Chest X-ray surface anatomy PA film

Click here to view an x-ray highlighting the xiphisternal process, and any of the other terms listed below.

http://info.med.yale.edu/surgery/anatomy/radiology/chest_xray_surface_anat_content.php

Yale school of medicine

CONTENTS

SLIDE 1
– jugular notch (follow the clavicles to the midline)
– sternal angle (angle of louis) (follow 2nd rib to the midline)
– xiphisternal junction (middle of a line that connects the 5th intercostal spaces at the midclavicular line)

SLIDE 2
– right done of diaphragm (the right dome is normally higher because of the liver)
– left dome of diaphragm
– mediastinum
– right border of heart (right atrium)
– left border of heart (left ventricle)
– ascending aorta
– arch of aorta
– descending aorta

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Categorised as: 2nd Rib, 5th Intercostal Space, Aorta, chest x-ray, Clavicle, Diaphragm, Heart Anatomy, Jugular Notch, Mediastinum, Sternal Angle, Xiphisternal Junction


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