Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography.

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  • Author(s): McEntee, Mark F.; Al-azawi, Dhafir; Houssein, Nariman
  • Source:
    Radiologic Technology (RADIOL TECHNOL), Jan/Feb2014; 85(3): 261-269. (9p)
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Article - pictorial, research, tables/charts, randomized controlled trial
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Senior lecturer, University of Sydney
      Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; Surgeon, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland
      Radiographer, St James's Hospital, Dublin
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Purpose The degree of lung inflation seen on a chest radiograph is dependent on the point during the patient's respiratory cycle at which the radiographer exposes the image receptor. Exposing the image receptor at the exact peak of inflation can be difficult because of the limited time available in which to capture the inspiratory pause. An incentive spirometer can indicate the moment of peak inhalation. This study tested whether images taken with and without an incentive spirometer display different levels of image quality. Methods This is a paired, prospective, single-blinded study of 30 patients undergoing portable chest radiography. The radiographs were acquired with and without the use of an incentive spirometer. Visual grading analysis was performed using the 1996 European Guidelines on Quality Criteria for Diagnostic Radiographic Images. Results The mean patient age was 53 years. Sixty images were acquired, 30 with the use of incentive spirometry and 30 without. The most common indication for portable chest radiography was 'postlung lobectomy.' Discussion Scoring on the radiologist's ability to see the sixth rib, spine, trachea, and cardiac border was not affected significantly by the use of incentive spirometry. Use of an incentive spirometer was associated with significant improvement in ability to see the 10th rib (P ≤ .004), vascular pattern (P ≤ .001), retrocardiac lung {P < .013), and the costophrenic angles (P ≤ .005). Conclusion This study introduces a technique to improve the quality of portable chest radiographs. The use of incentive spirometry improved inspiratory depth and image quality for portable chest radiographs.
    • Journal Subset:
      Allied Health; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • Special Interest:
      Diagnostic Imaging
    • ISSN:
      0033-8397
    • MEDLINE Info:
      PMID: 24395892 NLM UID: 0401256
    • Publication Date:
      20140117
    • Publication Date:
      20150819
    • Accession Number:
      107929500
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCENTEE, M. F.; AL-AZAWI, D.; HOUSSEIN, N. Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography. Radiologic Technology, [s. l.], v. 85, n. 3, p. 261–269, 2014. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 16 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McEntee MF, Al-azawi D, Houssein N. Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography. Radiologic Technology. 2014;85(3):261-269. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      McEntee, M. F., Al-azawi, D., & Houssein, N. (2014). Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography. Radiologic Technology, 85(3), 261–269. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McEntee, Mark F., Dhafir Al-azawi, and Nariman Houssein. 2014. “Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography.” Radiologic Technology 85 (3): 261–69. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      McEntee, M. F., Al-azawi, D. and Houssein, N. (2014) ‘Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography’, Radiologic Technology, 85(3), pp. 261–269. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 16 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McEntee, MF, Al-azawi, D & Houssein, N 2014, ‘Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography’, Radiologic Technology, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 261–269, viewed 16 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McEntee, Mark F., et al. “Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography.” Radiologic Technology, vol. 85, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 261–269. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McEntee, Mark F., Dhafir Al-azawi, and Nariman Houssein. “Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography.” Radiologic Technology 85, no. 3 (January 2014): 261–69. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McEntee MF, Al-azawi D, Houssein N. Use of Incentive Spirometry in Portable Chest Radiography. Radiologic Technology [Internet]. 2014 Jan [cited 2019 Dec 16];85(3):261–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=107929500&custid=s6224580