Chest X-Ray in Clinical Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Chest X-Ray in Clinical Practice Paperback / softback

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Thechestradiograph(chestX-ray)isthemostcommonly- questedexamination,anditisprobablythehardestplain?lm tointerpretcorrectly.

Accurateinterpretationcangreatly- ?uence patient management in the acute setting.

It is, h- ever,oftenperformedoutofhoursandtheinterpretationis undertakenbyrelativelyjuniormembersofstaffwithno- mediateseniorsupportorradiologicalinput.

Despitethe- creasingavailabilityofmorecomplexradiologicalinvesti- tions,thechestX-raycontinuestoberequestedasa?rst-line investigationandthisislikelytocontinue.

The structure of this book derives from many teaching sessions that have been given to junior doctors and me- calstudents.

Theauthorshavefoundthat,ingeneral,tea- ingregardingchestX-rayinterpretationhadlackedaformal structuredapproach,andjuniordoctorsandmedicalstudents foundinterpretingachestX-raydif?cult.

Givingthemastr- turedapproachallowedthemtofeeltheycouldtackleint- pretationwithmorecon?dence.

Weaimtoprovideaportablehandbookforjuniordoctors. The structure is based upon those lectures that the authors havegiven.

Thebookitselfisintendedtobeeasilyaccessible andtohelpthiswehaveincludedtablescontainingthekey teachingpoints,toalloweasyreference. Wehaveincluded- tensiveexamplesofcommonpathologies.

Thisbookis,h- ever,notanexhaustiveworkofreference. WehaveincludedbasicinformationonhowachestX-ray isperformedandhowsuchperformancefactorscanaffectthe qualityoftheimage.

Weconsidertheimplicationsofrad- tiondoseandgivedetailsofbasicnormalanatomy.

Wethen explainwhynormalstructuresappearastheydoonthechest vii viii Preface X-ray.

Theabilitytointerpretthenormaliskeytointerpr- ingtheabnormalandweexplainwhyabnormalitiescreatethe imagingfeaturestheydo.

Using a structured logical approach, we focus on both anatomical abnormality and more generalized patterns of lungdisease.

Our ultimate aim is to equip the reader with a con?dent, simplebutlogicalapproachtochestX-rayinterpretation.

R. Joarder N. Crundwell Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge Christina Worley for all her hardworkinpreparingthemanuscript.

We would also like to acknowledge the following for their valuable contribution to this book: Steve Page, DCR, MSc, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, UK,andAndrewDeveling,DipMDI,ConquestHospital,St Leonards-On-Sea,EastSussex,UK ix Contents Preface...vii Acknowledgments ...ix PartI 1 ChestRadiography ...3 1. 1. RadiographicTechnique ...4 1. 1. 1. Postero-anterior(PA)...4 1. 1. 2. Antero-posterior...6 1. 1. 3. Lateral ...7 1. 1. 4. Obliques...9 1. 1. 5. PenetratedPostero-anterior ...12 1. 1. 6. Inspiration/ExpirationPostero-anterior 12 1. 1. 7. ApicalLordotic ...12 1. 2. KeyPoints...13 2 The Normal Chest X-ray: An Approach toInterpretation...15 2. 1. UnderstandingNormalAnatomy ...17 2. 2. ReviewAreas...22 2. 3. Pseudo-abnormalitiesonaNormalFilm...24 2. 4. KeyPoints...27 PartII 3 TheMediastinumandHilarRegions ...31 3. 1. MiddleMediastinumandHilarRegions...34 xi xii Contents 3. 1. 1. CardiacAbnormality...

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 195 pages, XIV, 195 p.
  • Publisher: Springer London Ltd
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  • Category: Radiology
  • ISBN: 9781848820982

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