Chest X-ray - Scenario 4
Scenario image interpretation

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Scenario Image Interpretation

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  • PA chest
  • Hyperexpansion with flattened diaphragm (red line)


  • Lucent areas of lung with distorted vascular markings due to emphesyma (red circle)
  • Multiple old and partially healed rib fractures (arrowheads) which are dense (white) due to callus formation

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: March 2016