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Chest X-Ray: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Congestive Heart Failure:
for patients presenting to ED with dyspnea. Standard is decreased LV systolic function.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Congestive Heart Failure

71% sensitive, 92% specific

Pleural Effusion

37.5% sensitive, 100% specific

Emphysema

68% sensitive

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

81.9% sensitive, 51.9% specific

Pneumothorax

50% sensitive, 100% specific