Grid artefact

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Rule out heart failure

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Despite a technically sub-optimal study due to grid cut off, the lungs and pleural space are clear. No acute intrathoracic pathology. Specifically, no interstitial pulmonary edema. Stable cardiomegaly.

Case Discussion

Note the change in density across the PA chest x-ray, the patient's left side is uniformly more radio-opaque. Upon inspection of the imaging room, it was found the upright grid was turned upside down, resulting in consistent grid cut off across all studies performed that day. 

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Case information

rID: 62516
Published: 20th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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