Imaging of the diaphragm: anatomy and function.

  title={Imaging of the diaphragm: anatomy and function.},
  author={Laura K. Nason and Christopher M Walker and Michael Felden McNeeley and Wanaporn Burivong and Corinne L. Fligner and J. David Godwin},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={32 2},
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of ventilation. Dysfunction of the diaphragm is an underappreciated cause of respiratory difficulties and may be due to a wide variety of entities, including surgery, trauma, tumor, and infection. Diaphragmatic disease usually manifests as elevation at chest radiography. Functional imaging with fluoroscopy (or ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging) is a simple and effective method of diagnosing diaphragmatic dysfunction, which can be classified as… CONTINUE READING
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