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English translation: Bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]

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05:36 Nov 16, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Bettlunge
In a text on Radiology:
"die gute Bildqualität der Bettlungen-Aufnahmen".
Are these just lung x-rays taken at the bedside, or is Bettlunge a specific medical term?
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 17:32
English translation:Bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]
Explanation:
>>Bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]<<

There is a condition known as Bettlungenentzündung = hypostatic pneumonia (Reuters & Reuters) but this should not call for distinctly different technique from other lung conditions associated with infiltration/consolidation, all of which benefit from the use of a grid [cassette]. Unless the article deals with this condition in particular, I would assume they’re talking about bedside radiography with a mobile unit (portable in the jargon). The American usage is chest radiograph (chest x-ray); not lung radiograph

15 years in radiology, 15 in the radiological equipment industry; hands-on with 60 – 70,000 patients

Incidentally, a grid in this context is a thin assembly of fine lead strips that absorb a high percentage of obliquely scattered radiation (from the patient;s body) that would “fog” the film -- with intervening plastic strips, that allows the nearly parallel useful radiation that contains the “image” to pass through, resulting an a much clearer image. Used for all but the thinesst body parts. May be stationary (as in a grid cassette) or reciprotating, then it's called a Potter-Buckly diaphram, as in an x-ray table.

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naBedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]
Tom Funke
nalung images (taken) at the bedsidexxxzeitgeist


  

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5 hrs
lung images (taken) at the bedside


Explanation:
A search on the Web for "Bettlunge" produced several relevant entries. See for example:
http://www.kodak.de/DE/de/health/produkte/portable.shtml

where I found the following quote:


>>Das KODAK INSIGHT VHC Portable Imaging System wurde speziell für den Einsatz unter schwierigen Bedingungen
entwickelt. ....
Mit anderen Worten: Das KODAK INSIGHT VHC Portable Imaging System erleichtert die Arbeit ­ und Sie erhalten
aussagekräftige Aufnahmen selbst unter schwierigen Bedingungen.
...
Aussagekräftige Bettlungen-Aufnahmen ließen sich nur mit Hilfe eines herkömmlichen Lamellenrasters erzielen. ...<<


    Web; experience as medical translator
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Bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]


Explanation:
>>Bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]<<

There is a condition known as Bettlungenentzündung = hypostatic pneumonia (Reuters & Reuters) but this should not call for distinctly different technique from other lung conditions associated with infiltration/consolidation, all of which benefit from the use of a grid [cassette]. Unless the article deals with this condition in particular, I would assume they’re talking about bedside radiography with a mobile unit (portable in the jargon). The American usage is chest radiograph (chest x-ray); not lung radiograph

15 years in radiology, 15 in the radiological equipment industry; hands-on with 60 – 70,000 patients

Incidentally, a grid in this context is a thin assembly of fine lead strips that absorb a high percentage of obliquely scattered radiation (from the patient;s body) that would “fog” the film -- with intervening plastic strips, that allows the nearly parallel useful radiation that contains the “image” to pass through, resulting an a much clearer image. Used for all but the thinesst body parts. May be stationary (as in a grid cassette) or reciprotating, then it's called a Potter-Buckly diaphram, as in an x-ray table.




    see above
Tom Funke
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6 hrs
amendment


Explanation:
I omitted an essential part of the answer.
It should have read:
>>Satisfactory bedside [or “portable”] chest radiographs were obtainable only by using an ordinary grid [cassette]<<
--- _Satisfactory_ in the sense of good diagnostic quality, without excessive scattered radiation. Apologies



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Tom Funke
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