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Flashcards in CXR Radiology Review Deck (9):
1

What appears black v. white on X-ray?

air is black, it doesn't stop X-rays
fluids and tissues are whiter, they stop X-rays
calcium, iodine, steel are white, they stop nearly all x-rays

2

List the evaluation scheme for CXR.

airways
bones
cardiac
diaphragms
effusions
flow (blood vessels)
gas in wrong place
lungs

3

What should you see on every normal PA CXR? (6)

clear heart borders
clear diaphragms
sharp costophrenic angle
tracheal position is midline
lungs are symmetric in density
no lines in peripheral ¼ of lung

4

How might a pulmonary embolism appear on CT?

a darker gray area in vessels highlighted in white due to contrast

5

What happens to diaphragm silhouette with COPD?

flattens

6

Name some possibilities for a mass that shows up white/gray on CXR.

pus, blood, edema, air due to collapse, tumor mass (usually slow growing)

7

Peripheral line markings are characteristic of what condition?

Kerley B lines in CHF (veins and lymphatics are engorged)

8

What two conditions could cause thickened septal walls on CXR?

cancer or edema

9

What condition is associated with "ground glass" appearance on CT due to abnormal density?

hypersensitivity rxn.