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Chest X-Ray Made Easy

Translated into over a dozen languages, this book has been widely praised for making interpretation of the chest X-ray as simple as possible. It describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the doctor through the process of examining and interpreting the film based on the appearance of the abnormality shown. It then assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality and points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis. It covers the common radiological problems the junior doctors are faced with starting with the appearance of the film, e.g. showing generalised shadowing or a coin lesion. It gives advice on how to examine an X-ray, how to check its technical quality and how to identify where the lesion is. All the X-rays are accompanied by a simple line diagram outlining where the abnormality is.

Medical students, Foundation doctors, MRCP candidates.

Paperback, 184 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06735-8


  • • How to look at a chest X-ray
    • Localizing lesions
    • The CT scan
    • The white lung field
    • The black lung field
    • The abnormal hilum
    • The abnormal heart shadow
    • The widened mediastinum
    • Abnormal ribs
    • Abnormal soft tissues
    • The hidden abnormality


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