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Inspiratory and Expiratory CXR

The initial assessment of the pediatric chest radiograph should include an evaluation of the degree of inspiration. It is difficult to obtain a full inspiratory film in the younger pediatric patient, and the radiologist should not confuse an expiratory film with pulmonary pathology.

Normal Inspiratory CXR Example of an Expiratory Exam

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