Chest X-ray Abnormalities

Tutorial key points

  • Knowledge of anatomy will help you diagnose disease
  • A systematic approach to viewing chest X-rays is essential
  • Some anatomical structures are only visible when abnormal
  • The structures discussed in this tutorial should be checked on every chest X-ray you interpret

This tutorial takes you through some abnormalities of the structures you learned about in the chest X-ray anatomy tutorial. Although specific diseases are mentioned, the aim of the tutorial is to introduce you to some key principles relating to a range of abnormalities, and to help you learn how to describe them.