Pulmonary edema seen on chest X-ray supine view

Pulmonary edema on chest X-ray supine view

Pulmonary edema on chest X-ray supine view

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Pulmonary edema on chest X-ray supine view. Supine view is identified by the absence of fundal gas bubble below the diaphragm. Moreover, the scapulae are seen within the lung fields, which will not be there in a well positioned chest X-ray PA view. The apparent cardiomegaly cannot be commented upon since it is a supine. A repeat chest X-ray after treatment of the left ventricular failure which caused the pulmonary edema showed complete clearance of the pulmonary congestion.

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