This popular guide to the examination and interpretation of chest radiographs is an invaluable aid for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers. Translated into over a dozen languages, this book has been widely praised for making interpretation of the chest X-ray as simple as possible
The chest X-ray is often central to the diagnosis and management of a patient. As a result every doctor requires a thorough understanding of the common radiological problems. This pocketbook describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the reader through the diagnostic process based on the appearance of the abnormality shown.
. Covers the full range of common radiological problems
. Includes valuable advice on how to examine an X-ray
. Assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality
. Points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis.
A larger page size allows for larger and clearer illustrations.
A new chapter on the sick patient covers the patient on ITU and the appearance of lines and tubes.
There is extended use of CT imaging with advice on choosing modalities depending on the clinical circumstances.
A new section of chest x-ray problems incorporates particularly challenging case histories.
The international relevance of the text has been expanded with additional text and images.
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 sick patient The hidden abnormality Self assessment