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Chest X-Ray

Confirming NG Tube Position

February 15th, 2021


A nasogastric or orogastric tube should be visualised below the diaphragm. If not then there is a chance that it is in the airway.
  • Indications for Nasogastric Tube Placement

  • Aspiration or drainage of gastric contents
  • Feeding
  • Enteral administration of medications
  • Example

  • An NG tube seen below the diaphragm
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    An NG tube seen below the diaphragm
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