Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Think CBA (C - Chest, B - Bones, A - Abdomen)
C - Chest: lower lung fields - look for pneumonia, diaphragm - look for free air on an upright film
B - Bones: check for neoplastic change or fractures or infections or metabolic changes
A - Abdomen: psoas shadows - if obscured think of a retroperitoneal process occurring, properitoneal fat lines - look for peritoneal fluid, soft tissues (liver, gall bladder, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, ureters, bladder) - check their size and shape and location and look for any abnormal calcifications in them, gas pattern in bowel from esophagus to anus
Cases to Practice On
See References Chapter.
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