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TECH SKILLS CHEST X-RAY
TECH SKILLS CHEST X-RAY
Know the components for the systematic analysis of a chest x-ray, beginning with identifying the study by patient name, and ending with the assessment of soft tissue and bone
film adequate, boney structures, soft tissues, mediastinum, hilum, heart and large vessels, pleura and diaphragm
What are you looking for to determine if the film is adequate
exposure, how many ribs, overlying shadows, excessive rotation
What are you looking for when assessing bony structures
clavicles equal, do ribs, shoulders, scapulae, spine have signs of fx, displacement, erosion, osteopenia
What are you looking for when assessing soft tissues
ceck breasts, other soft tissue structures for masses, swelling
What are you looking for when assessing mediastinum
is trachea midline or displaced, any widening, any masses
What are you looking for when assessing hilum
any adenopathy
What are you looking for when assessing heart and large vessels
cardiac silhouette size and shape, aortic / pulmonic vessels
What are you looking for when assessing pleura and diaphragm
diaphragm contour and symmetry, costophrenic angels, gastic air, check for free air, effusions
What are the standard views for a CXR
PA (posterioranterior) and LAT (lateral). The view is named for the direction the x-ray beam travels thru the pt
Define expiratory chest radiograph
can help find a pneumothorax or detecting unilateral diaphragm paralysis
Define cardiac silhouette
when two abutting objects are of similar desnity it is difficult to identify their boundaries or silhouettes.
CHF
What does this CXR show
COPD, hyperinflated lungs
What does this CXR show
COPD
What is the general diagnosis of this CXR
left sided pneumothorax
What does this CXR generally show
lower left infiltrate
What does this CXR generally show