Reading a Chest X-ray

reading a cheast X-ray

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Reading a Chest X-ray by Mind Map: Reading a Chest X-ray

1. What do we need to read a chest x-ray?

1.1. Patient's data

1.1.1. Name

1.1.2. ID

1.1.3. Date

1.2. General aspect

1.2.1. Position

1.2.2. Inspiration

1.2.3. Exposition

1.3. Normal radiological anatomy

1.3.1. Mediastinum

1.3.2. Costophrenic angles

1.3.3. Intercostalspaces

1.3.4. Pleura

1.3.5. Hila

1.3.6. Heart silhouette

1.4. Radiological semiology

1.4.1. Signs of pathology

2. What does the X-ray check?

2.1. State of the lungs

2.2. Heart-related lung problems

2.3. Heart size

2.4. Heart outline

2.5. Blood vessels

2.6. Calcium deposit

2.7. Fractures

2.8. Pacemaker

2.9. Defibrillator

2.10. Catheter