Chest x-ray abnormalities

Introduction

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.

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

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