X-ray

Chest x-ray (mobile).

Frontal
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ It is always worth remembering that although many radiologists will report chest x-rays as "the cardiac outline is enlarged" or even "the heart is...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Pericardial effusion - “ Pericardial effusions occur when excess fluid collects in the pericardial space (a normal pericardial sac contains approximately 30-50 mL of fluid...”
  • Cardiac tamponade - “ Cardiac tamponade is the result of an accumulation of fluid, pus, blood, gas, or benign or malignant neoplastic tissue within the pericardial cavi...”
  • Enlargement of the cardiac silhouette - “ Enlargement of the cardiac silhouette on a frontal (or PA) chest x-ray can be due to a number of causes 1: cardiomegaly (most common cause by far...”
  • Water bottle sign (heart) - “ The water bottle sign or configuration refers to the shape of the cardiac silhouette on erect frontal chest x-rays in patients who have a very lar...”
  • Cardiac silhouette - “ Cardiac silhouette refers to the outline of the heart as seen on frontal and lateral chest radiographs and forms part of the cardiomediastinal con...”
  • Inanimate object inspired signs - “ Inanimate object inspired signs are numerous with many radiographic appearances likened to bottle, hooks, items of clothing, weapons etc...  They...”

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