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Table 4 Clinically insignificant 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 no change 7 Increasing infiltrate 3 No change in therapy
   Small pleural effusion 1 No change in therapy
   RUQ density R/O gall stones 1 No change in therapy
   Mild cardiomegaly 1 No change in therapy
   Small patchy RUL density 1 No change in therapy
Infiltrate 4 (+) Pleural effusion 1 No change in therapy
   Bilateral infiltrates 1 No change in therapy
   (+) Healing clavicle fracture 1 No change in therapy
   RUL and RML infiltrates 1 No change in therapy
Resolved pleural effusion 3 Small pleural effusion 2 No change in therapy
   (+) Atelectasis 1 No change in therapy
Residual pneumothorax 1 No pneumothorax 1 No change in therapy
Atelectasis LLL 1 LLL and RUL 1 No change in therapy
                 RUL 1 RUL alveolar density 1 No change in therapy
  1. PI, pediatric intensivisit; PR, pediatric radiologist; RUQ, right upper quadrant; R/O, rule out; RUL, right upper lobe; (+), PI interpretation plus an additional finding; RML, right middle lobe; LLL, left lower lobe.