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C X R Interpretation

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CXR Interpretation

CXR Interpretation

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    • 1. CXR Interpretation Sherry L. Knowles, RN, CCRN, CRNI In CCU
    • 2.
      • Posterior-Anterior (PA):
          • Standard view & most reliable technique
          • Erect films detect air under the diaphragm
      • Lateral view:
          • Done at the same time as the PA film
          • Helps localize infiltrates
          • Also helps with CM, effusions & LAD
      • Anterior-posterior (AP):
          • Portable- patient is too ill to go to X-ray, usually patient is sitting upright in bed
          • Poor quality but may be the best you can do
          • Remember- AP films may cause the mediastinum & heart to appear larger than they are
      CXR Views
    • 3. Basic Rules Make sure you have the right patient Look for symmetry Have a system Look for the marker (R/L) Check Exposure Check for inspiration (need 8-9 ribs) Check for Rotation Search the pattern
    • 4. Have a System
      • Inspect the bony framework
      • Inspect the soft tissues that overlies the thoracic cage
      • Examine the lung fields
      • Examine the diaphragm and pleural surfaces
      • Examine the heart and mediastinum
    • 5. Rules
      • Read the label on the chest film
      • Assess the quality of the film
      • Check the Structures
      • Look at the heart and major vessels
      • Assess the boundaries
      • Assess the Airways
      • Assess the Lung Tissues
      • Look for Line & Tube Placement
    • 6.  
    • 7.  
    • 8. Normal Thoracic Anatomy
    • 9. Normal CXR
    • 10. Normal CXR
    • 11.  
    • 12.  
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    • 15.  
    • 16. Right Upper Lobe Pneumonia
    • 17. Right Middle Lobe Pneumonia
    • 18. Left Lower Lobe Pneumonia
    • 19. Enlarged Heart
    • 20. Pulmonary Edema
    • 21. CHF
    • 22. CHF
    • 23. CHF
    • 24. Pleural Effusion
    • 25. Pneumothorax
    • 26. Pneumothorax
    • 27. Pneumothorax
    • 28. Spontaneous Pneumothorax
    • 29. Dissecting Aneurysm
    • 30. ARDS
    • 31. Honeycombing
    • 32. Honeycombing
    • 33. Honeycombing
    • 34. Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • 35. Subcutaneous Air
    • 36. Tuberculosis
    • 37. Lung Cancer
    • 38. PA Catheter
    • 39. Lines & Tubes on CXR