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Sickle Cell Disease: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Specialty Collection

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Measure: Chest X-ray   #810200

Definition: Chest radiograph (i.e., X-ray) is a medical imaging assessment of the chest wall, airways, lungs, pulmonary vessels, heart, mediastinum, and pleura.

Purpose: This measure is used to show the size, shape, and structures of the chest. Information from this measure is used to determine the presence and etiology of disorders that involve the chest, evaluate the signs and symptoms potentially related to the respiratory, cardiovascular and upper gastrointestinal systems and the musculoskeletal system of the thorax, and to follow the course of disease.


Keywords: Chest X-ray, pulmonary, radiology, radiograph, sickle cell disease, SCD, lung, respiratory, airway, pulmonary vessels, mediastinum, heart, pleura, chest wall, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, thorax, chest, smoking

Measure Release Date: July 30, 2015

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