Systematic chest radiograph assessment (approach)

One approach to a systematic chest radiograph assessment is as follows:

  1. projection
  2. assessment of the technical adequacy
  3. tubes and lines
  4. cardiomediastinal contours
  5. hila
  6. airways, lungs and pleura
  7. bones and soft tissue
  8. review areas

Following a systematic approach on every chest radiograph will prevent missed findings. 

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rID: 62192
System: Chest
Section: Approach
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