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English translation: cardiothoracic ratio

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00:43 Oct 19, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: HTR
This appears in a chest X-ray:
Herz schräg- bis quergelagert, breitbasig aufsitzend. Querdurchmesser in Relation zum Thorax vergrößert (HTR ca. 16/29,5 cm). Does anyone know what this abbreviation stands for?
Heart thorax ratio maybe?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 15:46
English translation:cardiothoracic ratio
Explanation:
Herz-Thorax Relation ((?))
auch Herz-Thorax Quotient (HTQ)
(Bertelsmann, Lexikon der Abkürzungen, ISBN ISBN 3 570 01604 8)

Common rough index of an enlarged heart in a radiograph:

>>The ratio of the transverse diameter of the heart to the internal diameter of the chest at its widest point just above the level of the dome of the diaphragm , a rough guide to cardia enlargement, being normally less than 0.5<<

(Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary, ISBN 0 7216 2859 1)

HTH Tom
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Tom Funke
Local time: 09:46
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cardiothoracic ratio


Explanation:
Herz-Thorax Relation ((?))
auch Herz-Thorax Quotient (HTQ)
(Bertelsmann, Lexikon der Abkürzungen, ISBN ISBN 3 570 01604 8)

Common rough index of an enlarged heart in a radiograph:

>>The ratio of the transverse diameter of the heart to the internal diameter of the chest at its widest point just above the level of the dome of the diaphragm , a rough guide to cardia enlargement, being normally less than 0.5<<

(Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary, ISBN 0 7216 2859 1)

HTH Tom


    above; and 30+ years in medical radiology
Tom Funke
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