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H. CXR-REVIEW AREAS

H. CXR-REVIEW AREAS

Review areas on a chest x-ray are common areas for missed findings, and special attention should be paid to them:

  • Lung apices: masses (e.g. Pancoast tumour), pneumothorax.
  • Behind the heart: consolidation, masses, hiatus hernia.
  • Below the diaphragm: free gas, lines and tubes (e.g. nasogastric tube).
  • Bones and soft tissues: fractures, masses, mastectomy, subcutaneous emphysema.


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REFERENCES

1. Goodman, L. and Felson, B. (2015). Felson's principles of chest roentgenology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, Saunders.
2. Dähnert W. Radiology Review Manual. LWW. (2011) ISBN:1609139437. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
3. Elizabeth Puddy, Catherine Hill; Interpretation of the chest radiograph, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1 June 2007, Pages 71–75, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkm014

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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