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Lines and Tubes

In the intensive care setting catheters, tubes, and monitoring devices play an important role in patient care. Proper placement of these devices is crucial to their function. The portable chest x-ray is also an important tool used to quickly recognize complications of device placement. When studying an ICU chest radiograph the proper placement of devices should be evaluated first, prior to looking for cardiopulmonary disease.



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