- Mike Darby BA MRCP FRCR , Consultant Radiologist , North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
- Anthony Edey MRCP FRCR, Consultant Radiologist , North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
- Ladli Chandratreya MBBS DMRD FRCR, Consultant Radiologist , North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
- Nick Maskell FRCP DM, Senior Lecturer and Respiratory Consultant , University of Bristol , Bristol, UK
This book is practical, handy guide to chest X-ray interpretation, designed for medical students and foundation doctors “on the go” and highly affordable for those rotating through modular courses or working on attachment. A step-by-step approach is essential to this, and so this book presents a systematic method in order to avoid mistakes. In this book also highlights a number of pitfalls to watch out for when interpreting chest radiographs. The opening chapter explains the basic concepts of chest radiology, including some elementary physics. Chapters two and three then present the building blocks for understanding normal and abnormal chest radiology, respectively. The remaining chapters concisely describe common clinical disorders for which chest radiology is an important investigative tool. These include brief clinical scenarios together with labelled chest X-rays to inform the reader. Another key feature of the book is the “Clinical Insight” and “Guiding Principle” boxes which draw author collective personal experience. This book is not exhaustive, but it is comprehensive in covering the main conditions that can affect the chest radiograph. This book will serve as a handy companion for quick reference and that the knowledge you gain will help guide you in the management of your patients.