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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Brian Shaller, M.D. [2]

Overview

By definition, patients with ARDS have bilateral airspace opacities on chest X-ray.

Chest X-Ray

Chest X-ray is the preferred imaging modality in the assessment of ARDS. Classic findings of ARDS on chest X-ray include:

ARDS on chest X-ray of a 65-year-old man who was admitted to the ICU with necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, acute renal failure, and progressive respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation[1]

References

  1. Case courtesy of Associate Professor Frank Gaillard, M.D. "http://radiopaedia.org/cases/35985"

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