Chest X-Ray – Basic Interpretation

The chest x-ray is the most frequently requested radiologic examination.
In fact, every radiologist should be an expert in chest film reading.
The interpretation of a chest film requires the understanding of basic principles.

In this article we will focus on:

  • Normal anatomy and variants.
  • A systematic approach to the chest film using an inside-out approach.
  • Pathology of the heart, mediastinum, lungs, and pleura.

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