Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Image finding: Pneumothorax




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Follow-up radiograph

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Note the marked difference in X-ray transparency (density) between the left and right thoracic cavities.

The complete radio-translucency (manifest as greater film density or darker lung field on the image) of the thorax with absence of vascular markings is characteristic of a pneumothorax.


 

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