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Flashcards in Chest X-ray Deck (6)
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What four things must you view in order to correctly assess the mediastinum?

Heart
Aorta
Pulmonary vasculature
Trachea/esophagus

1

What are three things that can cause an enlarged heart on X-ray?

Hypertrophy
Cardiomyopathy (Infection, CV disease, drugs)
Fluid around heart

2

If diaphragmatic paralysis is expected, what can you do to get good pictures?

Inspiration/Expiration films
Fluoroscopic evaluation/Sniff tests

3

How does the diaphragm look on Xray for COPD?

Flat

4

What is the most common cause of tracheal deviation?

Enlarged Thyroid

5

Is the LUL of the lung anterior or posterior to LLL?

anterior