Shunt series sample dictation
- 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
 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.