Chest radiology: tests and when to use them (curriculum)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Chest radiology tests are a heterogeneous group of investigations that are used to make an assessment of the thoracic cavity.

The chest radiograph (or chest x-ray) is the simplest and most ubiquitous test. It is highly available and quick to perform but can be challenging to interpret.

Chest CT can give much more information, but comes with a significant radiation burden and therefore, is only used when risk/benefit profile is appropriate. 


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