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PA Chest Film

The size of the heart and the borders of certain chambers can be evaluated on a PA chest film. By performing the film PA, the heart is placed close to the detector plate, preventing magnification of the heart.

Identify the following:

1. right heart border

2. left heart border

3. aortic arch

4. superior vena cava

5. right atrium

6. left ventricle

7. apex