Review the Learning Outcomes, Hx, PE and Labs, and begin the module with your Provisional Diagnosis. Keep hitting "Next" to move through the module.
- Articulate your relationship with the consulting diagnostic radiologists in the evaluation of a patient with hypoxia.
- Review the DDx considerations in a patient with hypoxia.
- Identify the spectrum of imaging findings in appropriate modalities for evaluating a patient with hypoxia.
What is your assessment of the likely acuity for this patient?
First Imaging Study
What is the first imaging study you will order?
Pertinent Imaging Observations
Click on the links below to view images from the study, and assess these key findings as best you can.
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Second Imaging Study
What is the next imaging study you will order?
What is your Diagnosis now that you have seen the imaging results?
Initially, you selected and we suggested acuity.
Has your concern for this patient changed?
Assessment and Plan
Please provide your assessment and plan for this patient
- Subsegmental atelectasis often is more likely to occur in obese patients with poor post-operative pain control who do not use incentive spirometry.
- By definition, subsegmental atelectasis includes all atelectasis forms that do not involve an entire bronchopulmonary segment. This patient has linear atelectasis, which is a form of subsegmental atelectasis.
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