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E1942. Pearls and Pitfalls of Portable Pediatric Chest Radiography
Authors
  1. Heather Stefek; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  2. Asha Sarma; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  3. Rekha Krishnasarma; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  4. Elizabeth Snyder; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Background
Portable chest radiography plays an important role in pediatric care, providing quick information with a relatively low radiation dose. It is a common diagnostic tool in multiple settings, from the intensive care unit to the outpatient clinic and everything in between. Despite its prevalence, chest radiography can be challenging to both new and experienced practitioners. Pediatric films in particular can be intimidating for trainees to encounter on call.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
This exhibit presents some of the pearls of pediatric chest radiography, including radiographic findings of common diagnoses, evaluating lines and tubes, “do-not-misses” on call, and pediatric-specific anatomy.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
We use an image-centric format composed of chest radiographs obtained at our tertiary care center.

Conclusion
We hope our presentation can help radiologists in training develop an eye for portable pediatric chest radiographs.