Chest X-ray Abnormalities

Tutorial key points

  • Knowledge of anatomy will help you diagnose disease
  • A systematic approach to viewing chest X-rays is essential
  • Some anatomical structures are only visible when abnormal
  • The structures discussed in this tutorial should be checked on every chest X-ray you interpret

Related tutorials

This tutorial takes you through some abnormalities of the structures you learned about in the chest X-ray anatomy tutorial.

Although specific diseases are mentioned, the aim of the tutorial is to introduce you to some key principles relating to a range of abnormalities, and to help you learn how to describe them.

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A certificated course completion assessment is available which is based on the material in this tutorial and the related sections.

All the certificated online course completion assessments provided by Radiology Masterclass award CPD/CME credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK.

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Last reviewed: July 2019