Translated into over a dozen languages, this book has been widely praised for making interpretation of the chest X-ray as simple as possible. It describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the doctor through the process of examining and interpreting the film based on the appearance of the abnormality shown. It then assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality and points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis. It covers the common radiological problems the junior doctors are faced with starting with the appearance of the film, e.g. showing generalised shadowing or a coin lesion. It gives advice on how to examine an X-ray, how to check its technical quality and how to identify where the lesion is. All the X-rays are accompanied by a simple line diagram outlining where the abnormality is.
- Covers the full range of common radiological problems.
- Includes valuable advice on how to examine an X-ray.
- Assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality.
- Points the clinician towards a possible differential diagnosis.
- Now presented in two-colour to enhance the appearance of the text.
- New material includes an introduction to thoracic CT scanning indicating the usefulness of these scans where appropriate.
About the Author
Table of Contents• How to look at a chest X-ray
• Localizing lesions
• The CT scan
• The white lung field
• The black lung field
• The abnormal hilum
• The abnormal heart shadow
• The widened mediastinum
• Abnormal ribs
• Abnormal soft tissues
• The hidden abnormality
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has very informative & useful text. However, the image quality is very poor on the Nook w/ glowlight. The images throughout the book are uninterpretable despite all variation of the screen contrast.