Chest X-Ray Made Easy

Chest X-Ray Made Easy

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A new edition in the highly successful "Made Easy" 'series', this is a small pocketbook that will help the junior doctor in the interpretation of the chest X-ray. It describes the range of conditions likely to be encountered on the wards and guides the doctor through the process of examining and interpreting the film, based on the appearance of the abnormality shown. It then assists the doctor in determining the nature of the abnormality and points the clinician towards possible differential diagnosis. The book covers the range of common radiological problems the junior doctors are faced with, starting with the appearance of the film, for example, showing generalized shadowing or a coin lesion. It gives advice on how to examine an X-ray, how to check its technical quality and how to identify where the lesion is. All the X-rays are accompanied by a simple line diagram outlining where the abnormality is.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 124 x 182 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 105 ills.
  • 0443070083
  • 9780443070082
  • 586,558

Table of contents

1. How to look at a chest X-ray 2. Localising lesions 3. The white lung field 4. The black lung field 5. The abnormal hilum 6. The abnormal heart shadow 7. The widened mediastinum 8. Abnormal ribs 9. Abnormal soft tissues 10. The hidden abnormality
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-This book is both instructive and a delight to read. How does it compare with similar books? There are no similar books. It is unique. Those who read and use this carefully written and illustrated book will emerge wiser and more skilful at interpreting one of the most interesting and most useful investigations at our disposal. I believe that the reader of this book will enjoy getting to grips with the chest X-ray and, in the process, become a better practitioner. This book is good value and would be useful for medical students, junior doctors, clinical nurses, physiotherapists and all those practitioners in primary care.-Update (Journal for CME for GPs)is a very useful and brief guide to interpreting the chest X-ray, aimed primarily at medical students and junior doctors. Like all good teachers, the authors have succeeded in making interpretation of the chest X-ray very simple and logical. They have dispensed with some confusing old-fashioned terminology and in the process helped to demystify the interpretation of the chest film. This is a concise, well-written, well-illustrated and, most importantly, pocket-sized book which medical students and junior doctors should find extremely useful.-British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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About Jonathan Corne

This team of authors was brought together for the first edition of this book. All are consultants in chest medicine or radiology; this mixture of disciplines contributed to the initial success of "Easy".
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