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  1. Reading a Neonatal Chest X-ray Fred Hill, MA, RRT

  2. Steps of Chest X-ray Review • Confirm correct patient and date/time • View X-ray in correct orientation • Review technical aspects of X-ray • Inspect anatomic structures

  3. Technical Aspects of X-ray • Exposure or penetration • Appropriate positioning • Inspiratory vs expiratory film

  4. Diaphragm Abdomen Cardiac silhouette Hilum Trachea ETT position Mainstem bronchi Lung fields & ribs Pleural surface Anatomic Structures

  5. Internet Tutorial Google Search: Radiologia Brasileira newborn chest X-ray

  6. RDS Atelectasis TTN Pneumonia MAS Diaphragmatic hernia Congenital lobar emphysema Pneumothorax Pneumopericardium Pulmonary interstitial emphysema Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Pathologic Manifestations

  7. RDS

  8. RDS

  9. RUL Atelectasis

  10. TTN

  11. MAS

  12. Diaphragmatic Hernia

  13. Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema

  14. BPD

  15. Conclusions To become proficient at reading chest X-rays, you must practice, practice, practice. The more you look at X-rays, the more you will be able to see. Lean on more experienced people to help you develop this skill.