Modality: X-ray

- “ The optimal position for an endotracheal tube is with the tip 3 - 7 cm above the carina. The optimal position for a nasogastric tube is with the ...”

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  • Central venous catheter - “ Central venous catheters (CVC) or lines (CVL) refer to a wide range of central venous access devices but can broadly be divided into four categori...”
  • Nasogastric tube positioning - “ Assessment of nasogastric (NG) tube positioning is a key competency of all doctors as unidentified malpositioning may have dire consequences, incl...”
  • Evaluation of endotracheal tube position - “ Endotracheal tubes (ETT) are wide-bore plastic tubes that are inserted into the trachea to allow artificial ventilation. Tubes come in a variety o...”

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