A male patient who is standing upright with his back to the x-ray tube, his anterior thorax pressed against a metal cassette containing the film, and his arms positioned out of the way is positioned for what x-ray view?
Which of the following statements are considered an indication for obtaining a radiograph?
1) Determine the appropriate therapy.
2) Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
3) Detect alterations of the lung caused by pathologic processes.
4) Diagnose specific diseases.