Predicting proper endotracheal tube placement in underexposed radiographs: tangent line of the aortic arch.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: We investigated an indirect radiographic means of predicting proper endotracheal tube placement on underexposed portable chest radiographs. CONCLUSION: When an endotracheal tube is 3.4-5.0 cm above the tangent line of the aortic arch, it is in proper position 95% of the time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pappas, JN; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 173 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1357 - 1359

PubMed ID

  • 10541118

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.173.5.10541118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States