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Introduction to Pediatric Chest Imaging



The initial assessment of the pediatric CXR should include:

  • Technique of the exam, to include patient positioning, proper exposure and the degree of inspiration

  • Position of all tubes and lines and evaluation for pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pneumoperitoneum

  • Mediastinal and cardiac silhouettes

  • Airway and lungs

  • Pulmonary vascular pattern
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