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    Chest X-ray

    The basic principles about the chest X-ray examination.

    Chest X-ray
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    An chest X-ray is one of the most frequently performed radiological examinations and it is therefore good to have some knowledge about how it should be assessed.
    Some of the key topics are pneumonia, atelectasis, congestive heart failure and pneumothorax.
    This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.

    Tip: the modules chest X-ray ICU and chest- X-ray child are also a nice addition to study.


    • Atelectasis
    • Pneumonia
    • Interstitial lung diseases
    • Lung tumor
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Pleural Fluid
    • COPD
    • Pneumothorax
    Normale vascular anatomy on a chest X-ray (PA view) Normale vascular anatomy on a chest X-ray (PA view)
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    Literature: sources and author

    Text & illustrations

    drs. A. van der Plas, MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+

    • W. R. Webb MD, C. B. Higgins. Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology (second edition, 2011).
    • L. R Goodman. Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology (third edition, 2011)
    • J.E.Takasugi, J.D. Godwin. Radiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Radiol Clin North Am. 1998 Jan;36
    • S. Whitley et al. Clark’s Positioning in Radiography (12th Edition)


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