Understanding X-Rays

By Heinrich Becker, MD

Former Head Dept. Interdisciplinary Endoscopy

Thoraxclinic at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Germany

X-Rays And Nasal Feeding Tube Safety

  • An X-Ray is the gold standard for the confirmation of feeding tube position prior to the start of tube feeding
  • Reading must be performed and documented by Radiologist with appropriate training
  • Crucial that Clinical staff placing the tube understand the basics of X-ray interpretation to effectively do their job
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