digital AP chest film with minimal pixeling
A term of art referring to the computer equivalent of graininess in a plain (film) radiograph. Low-resolution digital images are said to be pixely when the pixels are obvious enough to compromise the image quality and reduce the confidence the reading radiologist has in rendering a particular diagnosis.
Resolution is a critical factor in assessing diagnostic images ported from other centres which are to be read by radiologists. In the image shown, one can
pixeley high magnification of digital image
readily diagnose the egg shaped heart (top image), which is a classic finding in children with transposition of the great vessels, the pixely bottom image cannot be further interpreted to determine whether there are significant changes in the pulmonary parenchyma or vascular beds.