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World J Radiol. Jun 28, 2014; 6(6): 230-237
Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i6.230
Table 1 A proposed diagnostic alghoritm for the diagnosis of pulmonary edema
Lung ultrasoundChest X-rayChest CT
First line in emergency and critically ill monitoring and to assess pulmonary congestion in typical clinical presentationSecond line to confirm doubtful cases in emergency or critically ill after haemodynamic recoveryThird step differential diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
Table 2 Diagnostic accuracy of chest X-ray and ultrasound in patients with heart failure