Grid artifact

Case contributed by Andrew Murphy


Rule out heart failure

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

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. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 62516
Published: 20th Aug 2018
Last edited: 29th Mar 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.