Making Sense of the Chest X-Ray offers a practical approach to chest X-ray interpretation, useful to doctors and other
healthcare professionals who need to develop these techniques as part of their assessment, diagnosis and management of
patients. This latest update is based on the 1st
edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!
The chest X-ray remains one of the most useful diagnostic tools available to the physician when presented with a patient demonstrating a range of clinical signs, from obvious breathing difficulties to a possible heart attack. Unlike X-ray images of many other parts of the body which will tend to be interpreted for the clinician by the radiologist, the interpretation of the chest X-ray will be performed by the clinician and used to determine the nature of a particular problem.
This invaluable resource shares a practical approach to differential diagnosis, emphasising the link between radiographic appearances and clinical findings. In addition to high quality photographs and explanatory line diagrams, the explanatory text is supplemented by numerous text features including 'clinical considerations', 'pearls of wisdom' and 'hazards'.
- A practical approach to chest X-ray interpretation.
- Problem-oriented approach to differential diagnosis, including 'real-life' clinical examples.
- Highlights areas of particular difficulty in chest x-ray interpretation, with suggestions how best to approach them.
- Full of handy hints, tips and cautions based upon the author's own extensive clinical experience.
- Includes important guidance to seeking an additional, or expert, opinion.
- High quality photographs and clear explanatory line diagrams.