Describe the systematic interpretation of chest x-ray and titratable anatomic structures that can be assessed using this test.. Review the different techniques and projections,
taking into account advantages and limitations. Explain and illustrate the most common findings of thoracic pathology and false images that mimic pathology.
Chest x-ray is the most demanded radiological test in the emergency department.
to know the most frequent pathology will guide the diagnosis and the request of specific tests that allow the characterization of pathology.
Findings and procedure details
The following work is organized according to these structures and the most frequent findings that are usually found on chest radiography.
The sections are: Pathology of the pulmonary parenchyma. Pleural pathology. Mediastinal pathology. Pathology of the chest wall. LUNG PARENCHYMA The assessment of lung parenchyma is the main objective of the chest x-ray. For proper assessment it is necessary to know the pulmonary anatomy both at macroscopic and microscopic level. Pulmonary components and...
Chest radiography is one of the most demanded tests in radiology emergency department,
and it provides valuable information.
Therefore essential the radiologist must know the radiological anatomy and the most common pathology,
both acute and chronic,
which can be found.
Bonomo Cardiac silhouette findings and mediastinal lines and stripes: CT scan radiograph and correlation.
2011 May; 139 (5): 1186-96. 2.
Bedside chest radiography.
2012 Mar; 57 (3): 427-43. 3.
de Groot PM,
Chest radiography in the ICU: Part 2 Evaluation of cardiovascular lines and other devices.
AJR Am J Roentgenol....