A pictorial essay: Radiology of lines and tubes in the intensive care unit

Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2011 Jul;21(3):182-90. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.85365.


A variety of devices are used in the intensive care unit for long durations. Each one of them is a double-edged sword: intended to save life, but life-threatening if in the wrong place. Hence, it is important to periodically check that these devices are correctly placed so as to prevent complications. The portable chest radiograph is of tremendous value in this context.

Keywords: Chest radiograph; catheters; intensive care unit; lines; tubes.