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Chest X-rays for Medical Students

ISBN: 978-0-470-65619-8
140 pages
November 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Chest X-rays for Medical Students is a unique teaching and learning resource that offers students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, nurses, physiotherapists and nurse practitioners a basic understanding of the principles of chest radiology.
  • Provides a memorable way to analyze and present chest radiographs – the unique ‘ABCDE’ system as developed by the authors
  • Explains how to recognize basic radiological signs, pathology and patterns associated with common medical conditions as seen on plain PA and AP chest radiographs
  • Presents each radiograph twice, side by side - once as would be seen in a clinical setting and again with the pathology clearly highlighted
  • Includes a section of self-assessment and presentation exercises to test knowledge and presentation technique

Ideal for study and clinical reference, this book will be the ideal companion for any medical student, junior doctor or trainee radiographer.

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Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

Learning objectives checklist ix

Part 1

About X-rays 1

What are X-rays? 1

How are X-rays produced? 1

The resulting image on the X-ray film 2

How are X-ray images (radiographs) stored? 2

Hazards and precautions 3

Radiation hazards 3

IRMER 2000 3

In women of reproductive age 3

Chest X-ray (CXR) views 4

PA erect CXR 4

Other views 4

Normal anatomy on a PA chest X-ray 5

Normal anatomy 15

Normal anatomy 25

Normal anatomy 36

Normal anatomy 47

Normal anatomy 58

Normal anatomy 68

Normal anatomy 79

Normal anatomy 89

Presenting a chest radiograph 10

Be systematic 10

Film quality 11

Rotation 11

Adequate inspiration 13

Part 2

Overview of the ABCDE of chest X-rays 14

The ABCDE of chest X-rays 15

Part 3

Common conditions and their radiological signs 94

Pulmonary embolism 94

Bronchial carcinoma 94

Heart failure 95

Pneumonia 97

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 97

Tuberculosis 98

Asbestos-related lung disease 103

Self-assessment questions 108

Self-assessment answers 113

Glossary 122

Index 128

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Christopher Clarke is ST2 Clinical Radiology Trainee at Nottingham University Hospitals and Honorary Lecturer in Human Anatomy at Nottingham Medical School

Anthony Dux is a Consultant Radiologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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August 09, 2011
Chest X-rays for Medical Students

Providing a valuable teaching resource, CHEST X-RAYS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS (Wiley-Blackwell, September 2011) offers students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, and nurses a basic understanding of the principles of chest radiology.

The book uses a unique method of overlays to demonstrate the areas of pathology. It emphasizes the need for a systematic approach (rather than pattern recognition) and includes advice on how to approach images for examination purposes. The text also includes a number of self assessment questions at the end.

Topics covered include:

  • Hazards and precautions
  • Tracheal deviation
  • Consolidation & collapse
  • Fibrosis
  • Carinal angle
  • Septal lines
  • Foreign bodies and medical interventions

The text explains how to recognize basic radiological signs, pathology, and patterns associated with common medical conditions as seen on plain PA and AP chest radiographs. The book also presents each radiograph twice, side by side; once as would be seen in a clinical setting and again with the pathology clearly highlighted.

Ideal for study and clinical reference, CHEST X-RAYS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS is the ideal companion for any medical student, junior doctor, or trainee radiographer. It would also be useful for physiotherapists and clinical nurse practitioners.

 

 

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