Adult chest radiograph in the exam setting

A chest radiograph in the exam setting may contain a vast variety of pathology. However, consider the history and correlate the likely diagnoses that may be demonstrated on film. Furthermore, check your review areas to ensure that the abnormality isn't at the corner of the film.

Locating pathology

When you are presented with an adult chest radiograph in the exam setting and you see an abnormality, you need to work out where it is.  Simple, or, at least, it should be by the time you are preparing for your exams.

So, where is the pathology?

  • pulmonary parenchyma
  • mediastinum
  • pleura
  • chest wall
  • outside the chest

See also

Chest x-ray
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System: Chest
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