This tutorial has demonstrated the important anatomical structures visible on a chest X-ray. These structures were discussed in a specific order to help you develop a systematic approach to viewing chest X-rays.
- Trachea and bronchi
- Hilar structures
- Lung zones
- Lung lobes and fissures
- Costophrenic angles
- Soft tissues
Whenever you get the chance, after seeing a patient on the wards, spend some time looking at the patient's X-rays. Try to locate the anatomical structures you have learned about on every chest X-ray you look at.
You will learn more about chest X-ray anatomy in the next tutorial on chest X-ray abnormalities.