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X Ray Atelectasis vs. Consolidation

How do i differentiate radiologically?
Will i always get info to differentiate them? such as fever, cbc, esr etc.?
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In atelectasis you find volume loss and mediastinal pull
In consolidation there's no lung volume loss and the mediastinum is pushed away from it.

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In atelectasis you find volume loss and mediastinal push
In consolidation there's no lung volume loss and the mediastinum is pushed away from it.
so in atelectasis the trachea is toward the lesion?
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so in atelectasis the trachea is toward the lesion?
Yep ......
I corrected my post above, read it again
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Yep ......
I corrected my post above, read it again
ah ok makes sense thanks
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