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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If CT is not available, additional chest film views, such as a serendipity view (anteroposterior view with 40[degrees] cephalic tilt) or Heinig view (oblique projection perpendicular to SCJ), may be obtained; an ultrasound is also an option.
Posterior-anterior chest film showed bilateral pulmonary infiltrates with bilateral blunted costodiaphragmatic angle [Figure 1a].
Chest film showed a round opacity with smooth borders in the midright lung field--a major change compared to prior films (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
Although chest film is the first tool used to evaluate trauma patients, thoracic CT remains superior.[sup][19] However, pulmonary contusions or other chest injuries may not immediately appear on radiographs.
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. (14) This leads to the conclusion that better screening tests, such as trauma CT, are recommended for patients with blunt chest trauma, even if the plain film is normal.
* chest film: 40% of patients who underwent chest radiography had findings consistent with pneumonia.
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. At the same treatment session the lesion is considerably smaller and now allows air entry into the left lung.