Plain X-rays of the Adult Chest: Airspace Opacification
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This micro skills course from the College of Radiographers will look at airspace disease. It will focus on practical aspects of identification of airspace pathology on chest radiographs, and consider the possible causes for the appearances. Radiographic case studies/examples will be used to demonstrate some of the important features.
This course from the Association of Palliative Medicine has been brought to you by Talisium.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
Describe the lobar anatomy of the chest as demonstrated on frontal chest radiographs
Define the terms: consolidation, collapse, atelectasis and air bronchogram
Describe and localise pulmonary airspace disease using the 'silhouette sign'
Describe the common causes of airspace opacification
Discuss how the clinical presentation alters the likely diagnosis in patients with airspace disease