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What 3 superficial things can be mistaken for soft tissue masses in the lung?
dermal masses
nipples
engorged tick
Which view is better for free pleural gas; which is better for free pleural fliud?
gas= DV

fluid= VD
What situations can be mistaken for pneumothorax( heart separated from the sternum)?
deep chested dogs

mediastinal shift (lobe collapsed)

chondrodystrophied dogs

skin folds
The width of the cranial mediastinum on the VD view should not be greater than what?
2 times the width of the spine
What are the only specific mediatinal organs that can be seen radiographically?
heart
trachea
caudal vena cava
aorta
thymus in young animals
The trachea is normally located on midline but slightly to the right, what can non-pathologic conditions can cause an increase in this deviation?
obesity

brachycephalic breeds
What is the ratio of tracheal diameter to thoracic inlet diameter in a normal dog?
0.20
As far a vessels are concerned, where are the arteries and veins located on lateral and VD/DV thoracic views?
arteries are dorsal and lateral

veins are ventral and medial
pulmonary vessels are essentially all the same size and should be no bigger than what?
the smallest diameter of the 4th rib on a left recumbant lateral view
What is about the only disease that would cause the pulmonary arteries to become significantly larger than the veins?
dirofilariasis
The trachea is normally located on midline but slightly to the right, what can non-pathologic conditions can cause an increase in this deviation?
obesity

brachycephalic breeds
What is the ratio of tracheal diameter to thoracic inlet diameter in a normal dog?
0.20
As far a vessels are concerned, where are the arteries and veins located on lateral and VD/DV thoracic views?
arteries are dorsal and lateral

veins are ventral and medial
pulmonary vessels are essentially all the same size and should be no bigger than what?
the smallest diameter of the 4th rib on a left recumbant lateral view
What is about the only disease that would cause the pulmonary arteries to become significantly larger than the veins?
dirofilariasis