Shunt series sample dictation

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[edit] Discussion

  • Used to evaluate verticuloperitoneal shunt catheters
  • Consists of AP and lateral views of the skull, chest, and abdomen
  • Look for shunt catheter kinking or discontinuity
  • Catheter must be viewed in two orthogonal planes through-out its entirety
  • Catheter tip should be identified, if possible and evaluated for pseudocyst

[edit] Sample Dictation

Clinical statement: Evaluate ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

Technique: Frontal and lateral radiographs of the skull, thorax, and abdomen were obtained.


Findings: A ventriculoperitoneal shunt extends from the [] region, traverses the [] neck, [] anterior chest, [] abdomen, and terminates in the [] pelvis. The shunt catheter appears intact without evidence of fracture.

Impression: Evaluation of ventriculoperitoneal shunt without evidence of fracture.

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