Despite recent technological advancement, plain x-rays are here to stay. We still do not know everything there is on a plain x-ray. Enjoy this moment - Dr Rahman Consultant Radiologist
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Effect of inspiration
Same patient but different degree of inspiration. On the left, is an x-ray taken in expiration and on the right, is an x-ray taken on inspiration. The former showed a large heart but the latter showed normal heart size. It is important that all x-rays are taken with deep inspiration to avoid mis-diagnosis.