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Cxr Interpretation Notes

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CXR Radiology Order of examination

Name/marker/rotation/penetration/expansion Rotation-clavicles equidistant from manubrium Penetration-should be able to see spinuous processes around heart. Expansion-on breathing in should be able to see 6 anterior ribs

Lines/Metal e.g. sternal wiring, arthroplasties

Heart Measure heart size - <50% of diameter of lung if on PA, not interpretable if AP or shallow breath

Mediastinum Should be well defined
?Trachea central Follow hila. Is the hilar density the same on both sides?

Lungs Look at the upper, middle and lower zones. Top 2 ribs=upper zone 3rd + 4th ribs = middle zone 5th + 6th ribs=lower zone

Bones

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