Key Features

  • Find the answers you need quickly and easily using the synoptic, bullet point format and structure. Every section is organised consistently to include Definition, Clinical Findings, Radiological Findings and Pearls.
  • Efficiently review the key radiological features of a broad spectrum of disease entities – all images are linked to the text on the facing page.
  • Avoid potential pitfalls in diagnosis by referring to the diagnostic "Pearls" sections in each chapter.
  • Differentiate a full range of normal and abnormal findings with more than 3,000 images, including plain film, CT, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging.
  • Keep hard-to-remember information and details at your fingertips with an extensive Appendix section including many ‘quick reference’ items that are essential in day-to-day practice (e.g. TNM staging).
  • Access the entire text and images online, fully searchable, at Expert Consult.

Table of Contents

1. Chest

1.1 Chest wall and Pleura

Chest wall: bony and soft tissue lesions

Diseases of the pleura

Pleural effusion


Diaphragmatic hernia / eventration

1.2 Mediastinum


Anterior mediastinal masses

Middle mediastinal masses

Posterior mediastinal masses

Miscellaneous mediastinal masses

Pericardial conditions

1.3 Pulmonary infection

Lobar pneumonia

Bronchopneumonia, anaerobic and atypical pneumonia

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Fungal infections

Metazoal and protozoal diseases

Pulmonary complications of HIV infection

1.4 Large airway disease

Tracheal disorders


Congenital airway disorders


Chronic bronchitis and asthma

Miscellaneous airway disorders

1.5 Pulmonary lobar collapse

Mechanisms and radiographic appearances

Patterns of lobar collapse

1.6 Pulmonary neoplasms

Evaluation of the solitary pulmonary nodule

Lung cancer: radiological features

Lung cancer: pearls

Lymphoproliferative disorders

Benign pulmonary tumours

Miscellaneous pulmonary malignancies

1.7 High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT)

HRCT patterns of diffuse lung disease

Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias


Connective tissue diseases

Systemic vasculitides

Drug induced lung disease

Silicosis/coal worker’s pneumoconiosis

Asbestos-related disease

Miscellaneous interstitial lung diseases

1.8 Chest trauma

Chest wall and lung trauma

Trauma to the diaphragm

Mediastinal trauma

1.9 Airspace disease

Airspace disease

1.10 Paediatric chest

Congenital ches


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About the authors

Lee Grant

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist, The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Lee Grant

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist, The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Nyree Griffin

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK