From reviews: 'Interpreting Chest X-Rays is highly recommended for anyone wishing to acquire a basic yet relatively comprehensive approach to the chest radiograph. The book is affordable, and is particularly suited for trainees, including pulmonary medicine fellows, medical students on a radiology rotation, physicians' assistant students or nursing students on a critical care or pulmonary rotation, and first-year radiology residents on a thoracic radiology rotation. Dr. Stephen Ellis makes the difficult seem easy, with his instructive teaching style and helpful approach to the surprisingly difficult topic of chest radiography interpretation.' Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, November 2010 'Interpreting Chest X-Rays is an excellent, simple book...[it] is reasonably priced and would be recommended to all healthcare professionals who are involved with the interpretation of plain chest radiographs.' RAD Magazine, December 2010 'Interpreting Chest X-Rays was a delight to read and review. It is a concise text that covers the basics of chest radiography. This book would be perfect for the medical student, allied health care worker, or general physician.'
American Journal of Roentgenology, May 2011 Radiological imaging is now accessible to a wide range of healthcare workers, many of whom are increasingly taking on extended roles. This book will equip all healthcare professionals, including medical students, chest physicians, radiographers and radiologists, with the techniques and knowledge required to interpret plain chest radiographs. It is not an exhaustive text, but concentrates on interpretive skills and pattern recognition - these help the reader to understand the pitfalls and spot the clues that will allow them to correctly interpret the chest X-rays they will encounter in their daily practice. The book features over 300 high quality images, along with a range of case story images designed to enable readers to test and develop their interpretation skills.
Interpreting Chest X-Rays is a handy ready reference that will help you to avoid making errors interpreting chest X-rays and decide, for example: * if a temporary pacing wire has been inserted correctly * whether the shadows you can see are real abnormalities * if all chest tubes and lines are located appropriately in an ITU patient * what further imaging may assist interpretation of an apparent abnormality * whether a post-surgical chest is significantly abnormal * what organism might be causing an infection * why a patient is short of breath * whether patient positioning accounts for an abnormal appearance on a chest X-ray * what impact radiographic technique has had on the appearance of pathology
1. Technique 1.1 Techniques available 2. Anatomy 2.1 Frontal CXR 2.2 Lateral CXR 2.3 Normal variants 3. In-built errors of interpretation 3.1 The eye-brain apparatus 3.2 The snapshot 3.3 Image misinterpretation 3.4 Satisfaction of search 3.5 Ignoring the ribs 4. The fundamentals of CXR interpretation 4.1 The silhouette sign 4.2 Suggested scheme for CXR viewing 4.3 Review areas 4.4 Pitfalls 5. Pattern recognition 5.1 Collapses 5.2 Ground glass opacity 5.3 Consolidation 5.4 Masses 5.5 Nodules 5.6 Lines 5.7 Cavities 6. Abnormalities of the thoracic cage and chest wall 6.1 Pectus excavatum 6.2 Scoliosis 6.3 Kyphosis 6.4 Bone lesions 6.5 Chest wall / thoracic inlet 6.6 Thoracoplasty 7. Lung tumours 7.1 CXR features of malignant tumours 7.2 CXR features of benign tumours 7.3 Metastases 7.4 Bronchial carcinoma 7.5 The solitary pulmonary nodule 8. Pneumonias 8.1 Pulmonary tuberculosis 8.2 Pneumococcal pneumonia 8.3 Staphylococcal pneumonia 8.4 Klebsiella pneumonia 8.5 Eosinophilic pneumonia 8.6 Opportunistic infections 9. Chronic airways disease 9.1 Asthma 9.2 Chronic bronchitis 9.3 Emphysema 9.4 Bronchiectasis 10. Diffuse lung disease 10.1 Interstitial disease - the reticular pattern 10.2 LAM 10.3 Langerhan's cell histiocytosis 10.4 Pulmonary sarcoid 10.5 Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 11. Pleural disease 11.1 Effusion 11.2 Pneumothorax 11.3 Pleural thickening 11.4 Pleural malignancy 11.5 Benign pleural tumours 12. Left heart failure 13. The heart and great vessels 13.1 Valve replacements 13.2 Cardiac enlargement 13.3 Ventricular aneurysm 13.4 Pericardial disease 13.5 Coarctation of the aorta 13.6 Aortic aneurysm 13.7 Atrial septal defect 13.8 Pacemakers 14. Pulmonary embolic disease 15. The mediastinum 15.1 The 'hidden' areas of the mediastinum 15.2 The hila 15.3 Stents 16. The ITU chest X-ray 16.1 Adult respiratory distress syndrome 16.2 The CXR following thoracic surgery 17. The story films Further reading Index
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