Condition/Disease & Most Common Radiographic Examinations w/ Exposure Factor Adjustments

Helpfulness: 0
Set Details Share
Page to share:
Embed this setcancel
COPY
code changes based on your size selection
Size:
X
Show:
1

Aspiration (mechanical obstruction)

PA and lateral chest and lateral upper away

Soft tissue technique for upper airway (-)

2

Atelectasis ( collapse of all or a portion of the lung)

PA and lateral chest and PA inspiration/expiration

Increase (+)

3

Bronchiectasis

PA and lateral chest with bronchiogram or CT

Generally None

4

Bronchitis

PA and lateral chest

Generally None

5

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

PA and lateral chest

Changes in severe cases only

6

Cystic Fibrosis

PA and Lateral Chest

Increase with severe condition (+)

7

Dyspnea (difficult breathing)

PA and Lateral Chest

Depends on cause

8

Emphysema

Pa and Lateral Chest

Significantly decreased, dependent on severity (--)

9

Epiglottitis

Soft tissue lateral upper airway

soft tissue lateral technique (-)

10

Lung Neoplasm

Benign (hamartoma)

PA and Lateral Chest

Generally None

11

Lung Neoplasm

Malignant types

PA and Lateral Chest, CT scans

Generally None

12

Pleural Effusion (Hydrothorax) in pleural cavity

Empyema (fluid as pus)

Hemothorax (fluid as blood)

Erect PA and Lateral chest or horizontal beam lateral decubitus with affected side down

increase (+)

13

Pleurisy

PA and Lateral Chest

Generally None

14

Pneumonia (pneumonitis)

Aspiration pneumonia

bronchopneumonia

lobar (pneumococcal)

viral (interstitial)

PA and Lateral Chest

generally none

15

Pneumothorax

Erect PA and Lateral Chest or lateral decubitus with affected side up

PA inspirstion/expiration for small pneumothorax

Generally None

16

Pulmonary edema (fluid within lungs)

PA and Lateral Chest; Horizontal beam projection for air-fluid levels

increase in severe cases (+)

17

Pulmonary Emboli (sudden blockage of artery or lung)

PA and lateral chest and perfusion scans (nuclear medicine)

Generally none

18

Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) - commonly called hyaline membrane disease (HMD) in children

PA and lateral erect chest

increase (+) without obscuring pathology

19

Primary Tuberculosis

PA and Lateral Chest

Generally None

20

Reactivation (secondary) tuberculosis

PA and lateral chest and AP lordotic chest tomograms

None or increase slightly (+)

21

Occupational Lung Disease (forms of pneumoconiosis)

Anthracosis (black lung)

Asbestosis

Silicosis

PA and lateral chest

Generally none