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Table 3 Clinically significant discordant chest film interpretations

From: Do pediatric intensivists and radiologists concur on the interpretation of chest radiographs?

PI interpretation Number of patients PR interpretation Number of patients Management
Normal or clear lung fields 8 Pneumonia/infiltrate 3 No change in therapy
   Atelectasis 1 No change in therapy
   Pleural effusion 1 No change in therapy
   Airleak 2 One chest tube placed to suction
   Fracture 1 No change in therapy
Pneumonia or infiltrate 6 (+) Airleak 3 No change in therapy
   Multilobe infiltrates 3 No change in therapy
Pleural effusion 2 (+) Atelectasis 1 No change in therapy
   (+) Small pneumothorax 1 No change in therapy
Atelectasis 3 Pleural effusion 1 No change in therapy
   Multilobed 1 No change in therapy
   (+) Infiltrate 1 No change in therapy
Hyperinflation 1 (+) Atelectasis 1 No change in therapy
  1. PI, pediatric intensivist; PR, pediatric radiologist; (+), PI interpretation plus an additional finding.