There is an Australian ICU web site that has a mystery image (X Ray usually) every couple of months. I have NEVER gotten one right. In their archive on that same page are some incredible films. One is a J wire vs. a greenfield filter! Try you rluck and let me know.
Sep 23, '01
I dont think they are kidneys... They look more like lungs...
Maybe a double mastectomy with mets to the lungs?
I dont have a lot of experience reading slices
Last edit by BrandyBSN on Sep 23, '01
Sep 23, '01
The x-ray is of the chest and cardiac area. Dark areas is lung tissue to the right and left with bilateral bronchi outlined in white spreading out into the lung areas. The central white area is the cardiac silhouette with the spine posterior. In picture #1 there is a very flat near straight line running at an angle from right to midline located in the anterior of the cardiac shadow beneath the sternum. In addition this line is fuzzy and non-distinct in picture # 1 and #2. I question whether this is a pericardial effusion, however, in picture # 3 this line is absent and there is a small bulge from what I think is the right ventricle.
Question or quess? possible right ventricular aneursym verses hypertrophy with associated pericardal effusion.
Of coarse I am probably all wrong, but it does sound good doesn't it?
Last edit by RNed on Sep 23, '01