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19,25) Lateral decubitus radiograph with the affected side down is the more sensible view to identify an effusion of 5 to 15 ml.
Hence, a left lateral decubitus radiograph would accentuate a pneumothorax on the right side of the patient.
If PTX is suspected but not definite on supine CXR, then upright, expiratory, or bilateral decubitus radiographs should be obtained (Figure 7).