Interpreting Chest X-Rays

Video Lectures

Displaying all 11 video lectures.
Lecture 1
Introduction to the Interpretation of Chest X-rays
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Introduction to the Interpretation of Chest X-rays
An introduction to the interpretation of chest X-rays, covering the basic principles of using X-rays in medical imaging, as well as the conventional X-ray views (i.e. PA, lateral, and AP).
Lecture 2
A Systematic Method and Anatomy
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A Systematic Method and Anatomy
A description of a systematic method for examining a chest X-ray, and a review of the relevant thoracic anatomy.
Lecture 3
Assessing Technical Quality
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Assessing Technical Quality
A discussion of how to assess the technical quality of a chest x-ray, including assessment of rotation, adequacy of inspiration, and adequacy of exposure/penetration. The consequences for interpretation that each technical liability can lead to is also covered.
Lecture 4
Airways, Bones, and Soft Tissues
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Airways, Bones, and Soft Tissues
An overview of how to assess the airways, bones, and soft tissues on chest X-ray, including the important etiologies of common radiographic abnormalities.
Lecture 5
Cardiac Silhouette and Mediastinum
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Cardiac Silhouette and Mediastinum
A review of cardiomegaly, left atrial and right ventricular enlargement, mediastinal masses, and hilar enlargement.
Lecture 6
Diaphragm and Pleura
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Diaphragm and Pleura
A review of how to diagnose a pneumothorax, various forms of pleural effusion, other forms of pleural disease, and pneumoperitoneum. A differential diagnosis for each of these findings is discussed as well.
Lecture 7
Diffuse Lung Processes
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Diffuse Lung Processes
An explanation of alveolar vs. interstitial opacities, including cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, and the 3 types of interstitial patterns (reticular, nodular, and reticulonodular). Examples provided of air bronchograms, peribroncial cuffing, Kerley A and B lines, and cephalization. Etiologies of low lung volumes and hyperinflation are also discussed.
Lecture 8
Focal Lung Processes
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Focal Lung Processes
A discussion of how to identify, localize, and describe pneumonia, as well as pulmonary nodules and lung cavities. Signs of a pulmonary embolism are reviewed as well.
Lecture 9
Atelectasis, Lines, Tubes, Devices, and Surgeries
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Atelectasis, Lines, Tubes, Devices, and Surgeries
A summary of how to identify atelectasis (including lobar collapse), identify various lines, tubes, and devices (including proper placement, and complications), and identification of prosthetic heart valves.
Lecture 10
Self Assessment: Part 1
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Self Assessment: Part 1
A self-assessment of how much material was learned and retained from this course on interpreting chest x-rays, and how well it can be incorporated into the viewer's preexisting clinical knowledge.
Lecture 11
Self Assessment: Part 2
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Self Assessment: Part 2
Part 2 of 2 of a facilitated self-assessment on the interpretation of chest x-rays.