Chest X-ray ICU
The basic principles about the chest X-ray examination of a patient on the ICU.
This module provides an extra depth to the general module about the chest X-ray examination, in which the assessment of the ventilation tube/lining is discussed in particular.
Prior to this module it is wise to read module X-Thorax.
Tip: for extra depth it may be interesting to have a look at the chest X-ray child module afterwards.
This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.
- Breathing Tube
- Position lines (pleural drain, central venous line, gastric tube, Swan-Ganz catheter, IABP)
- Pleural Fluid
- Congestive Heart Failure
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drs. A. van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)
With special thanks to:
drs. I. Bosma (radiologist Kantonsspital Winterthur (KSW))
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- AJR: 198:572-581, March 2012. Chest Radiography in the ICU Part II, Evaluation of Cardiovascular Lines and Other Devices. Godoy M.C.B, Leitman B.L et al.
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