Basal lung consolidation

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Basal lung consolidation

  • This image shows subtle consolidation at the left lung base, partly obscured by the heart
  • If you are in doubt about a certain appearance on an X-ray, make sure you check to see if the patient has had previous images – see next image

Normal comparison – previous chest X-ray

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Normal comparison – previous chest X-ray

  • Same patient as image above – 3 months earlier
  • This image shows no abnormality at the left lung base
  • Comparison of the two images makes it much easier to appreciate the abnormality in the image above