Chest radiography or ultrasonography for confirming central venous catheter placement

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Ultrasonography is faster than chest radiography for confirming correct central venous catheter placement and ruling out pneumothorax” Long and April (2017).

Abstract:

Ultrasonography is faster than chest radiography for confirming correct central venous catheter placement and ruling out pneumothorax. However, it is less accurate for ruling out malposition, and chest radiography should be obtained in cases of suspected malposition.

Reference:

Long, B. and April, M.D. (2017) Is Bedside Ultrasonography Rapid and Accurate for Confirmation of Central Venous Catheter Position and Exclusion of Pneumothorax Compared With Chest Radiograph? Annals of Emergency Medicine. June 29th. .

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