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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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.
We are shown a scene in an examining room or operating suite, and there on the x-ray view box is the chest film of the patient--inserted backwards.
Prostate cancer survivors had three indicators of worse acute care (ECG after heart failure, chest film after heart failure, and cholecystectomy), but two indicators of better chronic care (COPD and diabetes visits).
His chest film showed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates.
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.
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.
7) The poor prognostic factors for patients with pulmonary disease are as follows: very young and very old age, the presence of multisystem disease, decreased diffusion capacity for carbon dioxide, prolonged fever, weight loss, female sex, and presence of extensive disease on the initial chest film.
Cardiopulmonary complications and the malposition of lines, tubes, and catheters are often initially detected on a portable chest film.
A follow-up chest film showed a left pleural effusion.
When the right middle lobe is normal, the anteroposterior chest film will demonstrate a distinct right heart border because the density of the air-filled right middle lobe differs from that of the blood-filled heart.
Chest film showed pulmonary vascular congestion and large bilateral pleural effusions new from a film 3 days previously.
In addition to the "figure 3" sign, rib notching (Figure 2) is a commonly identified abnormality in coarctation on a frontal chest film.