cardiac silhouette

cardiac silhouette

The shadow on the chest radiograph created by the heart. A large cardiac silhouette is consistent with cardiac hypertrophy. A narrow silhouette is often seen in patients with emphysema.
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Coelomic ultrasound, coelomocentesis, and radiographs were performed and revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and marked coelomic effusion.
A chest radiograph revealed mild enlargement of the cardiac silhouette.
The sign also enables us to distinguish a mediastinal mass from a prominent cardiac silhouette.
Exposure to this degree of pressure can reversibly decrease cardiac silhouette by one-third and significantly decrease pulmonary vasculature signs on chest radiographs.
Chest x-ray radiographic findings that show a widened mediastinum or displacement of the cardiac silhouette are indicative of fluid or a blood clot in the mediastinal space (Bojar, 2005).
An anterior mediastinal mass that appears as an enlarged cardiac silhouette will not cause displacement of the pulmonary arteries.
The chest radiograph demonstrated normal cardiac silhouette, lung fields, and mediastinum.
Measurement of the cardiac silhouette was not possible because of the soft-tissue tubular structure.
The chest radiograph demonstrated a huge cardiac silhouette, prominent pulmonary vasculature, bilateral pulmonary edema, and scoliosis of the spine, which is more common in patients with congenital heart disease than in the general population.
Telecardiography was remarkable with a cardiac silhouette filling almost all portions of middle and lower parts of thorax on the right side.