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Cardiothoracic Ratio

Purpose:

To roughly estimate the cardiac size from an AP chest X-ray.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Vascular Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Cardiothoracic Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, imaging studies

ICD-10:

I51.7

Description:

The cardiothoracic ratio can be used as a measure of cardiomegaly.

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