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Radiologic Imaging in the Critically Ill Patient

  • Phillip M. Boiselle
  • Chandra Dass
  • Robert M. Steiner
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Abstract

After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Develop a systematic approach for the interpretation of ICU chest radiographs. Be aware of the most common causes of abnormal pulmonary opacities and air collections on ICU chest radiographs. Know when to obtain a portable chest radiograph (PCR), thoracic computed tomography (CT), sonography, and ventilation.perfusion (VP) scans in ICU patients. Be familiar with the roles of abdominal and pelvic imaging procedures, including plain film examinations, barium contrast studies, US, MRI, and CT in the assessment of the ICU patient with acute abdominal and pelvic disease. Be aware of the relative merits of CT and MR imaging in the evaluation of the ICU patient with suspected acute neurologic abnormalities.

Keywords

Pulmonary Edema Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Invasive Aspergillosis Acute Pulmonary Embolism Subcutaneous Emphysema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip M. Boiselle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chandra Dass
    • 3
  • Robert M. Steiner
    • 4
  1. 1.Thoracic ImagingBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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