TOPIC PACKAGES CHEST

Chest Imaging: Basics

  • 6 LECTURES
  • 125 MINUTES
  • 5 SPEAKERS
  • ESR MEMBERS Free
  • NON-MEMBERS Free

Learning Objectives

A. A chest radiography reading guide

(N. Howarth)
 
  1. To learn about chest radiograph quality criteria.
  2. To learn about the normal features.
  3. To learn which difficult areas to concentrate on.
 

B. Alveolar, interstitial and nodular syndromes

(F. Molinari)
 
  1. To learn about alveolar opacities characteristics.
  2. To learn how to recognise the presence of interstitial changes.
  3. To understand the chest radiograph limitations for lung nodule detection.
 

C. Lobar atelectasis

(D. Tack)
 
  1. To review the signs of lobar atelectasis on frontal chest radiograph.
  2. To learn about the complementary role of lateral view.
  3. To explain the differences with other causes of lung opacity..
 

D. Pleural syndrome

(A. P. Parkar)
 
  1. To learn how to identify partial pneumothorax.
  2. To be able to identify signs of compressive pleural effusion.
  3. To be aware of the limitations of bedside chest x-ray for pneumothorax detection.
 

E. Mediastinal syndrome

(M. Occhipinti)
 
  1. To review the normal mediastinal lines.
  2. To learn about the normal and abnormal mediastinal contour.
  3. To know how to use the silhouette sign to localise mediastinal opacities.
 

A. Errors in chest radiograph

(D. Tack)
 
  1. To learn to recognise ambiguous signs in plain films.
  2. To learn to avoid the most common pitfalls in reading plain chest films.

Categories and Tags

  • BASIC
  • LEVEL I+II