27 year old male drowned in sea water; intubated at the scene; and transferred to emergency.
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
There is bilateral airspace opacification throughout both lungs, sparing the apices.
*ETT, IJ line and NGT in situ *
Other causes of ARDS include: septicaemia, viral pneumonia, burns, trauma, hypovolaemic shock, fat embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, pancreatitis, oxygen toxicity