The "Scout" Film

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Below is the “scout film” prior to a patient’s chest CT.
Normally lung fields should be dark-colored – like on patient’s left chest (viewer’s right). The “white out” on the right side of the patient’s chest is a pleural effusion.

Weird with him wearing glasses. It’s almost as if the patient is looking down at his lung while the scan is going on.

Just another reason not to smoke cigarettes. Cancer sucks.

xray-man-looking-at-lung-effusion

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