chest film

chest film

Chest X-ray Imaging A plain AP radiograph of the chest, the most commonly ordered X-ray, to evaluate lungs, heart, aorta, thoracic bones

chest film

(chest film)
Colloquial usage for the most common radiographic views of the thorax and contiguous areas (i.e., posteroanterior and lateral chest radiographs).
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Although chest film is the first tool used to evaluate trauma patients, thoracic CT remains superior.
The attending has managed to cut and paste reports of every chest film and CBC, and I have pages of normal studies.
It replaces most of the cineangiographic imagery with examples from CT and MRI and expands the discussion of contrast-enhanced and quantitative techniques, as well as discussing the changing emphasis on the value of chest film examination.
Smaller pneumothoraces often do not appear on an AP chest film, but may be viewed with an expiratory chest radiograph, or a lateral decubitus chest film.
Key words: Chest film, chest pain, dyspnea, Hamman's sign, spontaneous pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema
Finally, Ekeh and colleagues examined the incidence of missed injury to the aortic arch when plain film radiography of the chest was compared with computed tomography (CT) scans, and found that there would be an 11% missed injury rate when relying only on the chest film.
His chest film showed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates.
He reported to UTMB emergency room and an EKG and Chest film was performed.
Pre-treatment, the tumour partially obstructed the origin of the left main bronchus producing a 'white-out' effect on the plain chest film.
In our patient 1, the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis was based on CT after the patient had already been diagnosed with TOM and after her initial chest film had been read as negative.
On her 32nd hospital day she developed unexplained tachypnea and her respiratory status rapidly deteriorated demanding respiratory support, her chest film was normal.
The dose of radiation varies from test to test; an X-ray of the lower spine requires 120 times the level of a chest film.