The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 6-point LUS, performed by an ICU physician, for detection of four common pathological conditions of the lung, namely, consolidation, pleural effusion, pneumothorax and interstitial syndrome, in critically ill patients and its comparison with bedside CXR
and high-resolution CT scan thorax.
of one patient with CCAM showed collapse of right upper lobe of lung with mediastinal shift and left lung hyperinflation (Figure 1-A).
PA showed an obvious infiltration and consolidation in the lower and mid-zone of the left lung (Figure 3).
Each case was interpreted preliminarily by a consensus panel of two experts in CXR
interpretation: one national board-certified radiologist and one thoracic surgeon.
Although the risk of relapse to the chest after adjuvant radiotherapy would not be expected to be higher than surveillance, as the mediastinum is one of the first sites of disease recurrence and can be detected on chest imaging before growing to a size large enough to cause symptoms, we recommend regular CXR
, as outlined in Table 2.
This is due, in part, to what individual researchers considered to be significant findings and also whether CTPA was compared to other modalities such as CXR
Caption: Figure 1: (a, b) PA CXR
showing biapical pleural thickening associated with parenchymal scarring, bronchiectasis, nodularity, and superimposed infiltrates.
High-risk women who declined to be skin-tested or did not show up for CXR
or clinical investigation were also included in the follow-up procedure in order to find postpartum women diagnosed with active TB.
in the posteroanterior view was performed within 1 hour following ultrasound examination.
Various diagnostic studies including CXR
, diaphragm fluoroscopy, spirometry, nerve conduction testing, and electromyography can be used to diagnose phrenic nerve palsy, as well as assessing respiratory improvement during recovery.
Her HR increased to 140 bpm and her chest X-ray (CXR
) showed pulmonary edema and congestion (Figure 1(b)).
There were fine bibasal inspiratory crepitations on auscultation of the chest with chest X-ray (CXR
) findings consistent with pulmonary oedema.