Using the tutorials

Tutorial key points

  • The main points of each tutorial are listed on every page
  • The images are dynamic - hover over the image to show the findings (tap - mobile devices)


This page explains how you can make the best use of these tutorials.

Text boxes

The boxes on the right are either summary lists or descriptions of pictures discussed.

Dynamic images

Most images are interactive. Placing the mouse cursor over the image reveals the findings (tap - mobile devices). Clicking an image will align with the top of your web browser. Not every abnormality is annotated, just those relevant to the discussion.

Example image

Hover on/off image to show/hide findings

Tap on/off image to show/hide findings

Click image to align with top of page

What can you see?

  • Boxes next to pictures describe the findings
  • Have a go at seeing the abnormality before hovering the mouse over the image

Findings are listed for each example

  • Good quality radiograph
  • Oesophageal stent
  • Midline sternotomy wires
  • Bilateral small pleural effusions
  • Soft tissues mass centred on rib


  • Clinical features and X-ray findings are discussed
  • Any relevant diagnosis is stated

Image quality

The images have been optimised to show particular features, some of which are difficult to demonstrate using images with a file size appropriate for the internet. Where there are findings that are particularly difficult to show, close-up images have been used.

If you have a small screen, you may find it helpful to use the zoom in function on your browser.

Ctrl +/- (PC) or Cmd +/- (Mac).


Discussion is kept to a minimum. This is a website and not a book! Each tutorial focuses on images.

Please contact us to let us know how you think these tutorials can be improved.

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

Last reviewed: March 2016