Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation

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About Course

The standard chest radiograph is acquired with the patient standing up, and with the X-ray beam passing through the patient from Posterior to Anterior (PA). The chest X-ray image produced is viewed as if looking at the patient from the front, face-to-face.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to assess chest x-ray quality (using RIPE)
  • Develop confidence in interpreting chest x-rays and be able to accurately diagnose common diseases
  • A structured and easy to remember approach to interpreting any chest x-ray (using ABCDE)
  • Be more prepared for Medical School exam questions on chest x-rays and for interpreting them as a junior doctor