CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(01): 172-184
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729487
Pictorial Essay

Uncommon Iatrogenic Devices Seen on Chest Radiographs

Vimal Raj
1  Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Santhosh Kumar DG
1  Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Richard A. Tobias
1  Cardiothoracic Imaging Unit, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Chest radiograph (CXR) is the most common imaging performed for both inpatients and outpatients. With advances in medicine and technology, newer devices/prosthesis are being used in the treatment of cardiothoracic conditions. Some of these are common while others are seen only in a handful of cases, especially in patients being treated or referred from tertiary care centers. It is important to know about these devices, their functionality, and radiographic appearances. Many of these devices also help us in understanding the clinical condition of the patient, as some are only used in unstable patients. Newer methods of life support are now available in intensive care units and these also can be seen on CXRs. In this review, we present various iatrogenic devices that we come across on a CXR and highlight important features to determine their correct placement and potential complications. The review looks at cardiac temporary and permanent pacing devices, cardiac interventional devices used to treat congenital heart disease, newer cardiac monitoring devices, and unusual surgical devices that one may come across on a CXR. We also suggest a stepwise algorithm to assess these devices on a CXR.



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Publikationsdatum:
31. Mai 2021 (online)

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