Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation

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The Lateral Chest Film

Looking at the lateral CXR

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Technical Factors

Effect of obliquity on heart size

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Technical Factors

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Short of breath

Technical Factors

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Recognizing air space disease

The Silhouette Sign

Localizing disease from the silhouette sign

Localizing disease from the silhouette sign

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Lobar Atelectasis

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Pneumonia

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Air bronchograms CT

Right middle lobe

Right upper lobe

Right lower lobe

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Final Exam

21 y.o. with fever and cough

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Take home message #1

6 cm lung mass missed. How?

Take home message #2

Elderly man with hypotension

Suddenly septic

Pneumatosis of small bowel

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Review Questions

All are kinds of air space disease except:

The most specific sign of atelectasis is:

This can make the heart look larger than it is:

Additional Reading

The End