This richly illustrated book offers an innovative approach to discovering thoracic imaging. It takes full advantage of e-books’ characteristics. As an introduction, completely new and original interactive animations allow the user to get familiarized with chest anatomy and mediastinal lines. Then, high resolution images carefully chosen for their educational value illustrate most diagnoses encountered on a daily basis at the emergency department. Every chapter is concluded with self-assessment tests and their illustrated answers. We wish you an amazing experience and hope you'll enjoy your discovery of this amazing field of medicine as we do !
This book is destined for healthcare professionals (specialists, general practitioners, medical students, radiologic technologists, nurses). It has been designed to acquire or refresh essential knowledge in chest x-rays reading in a short period of time for people with busy schedules.
1- Thoracic Anatomy: lungs, pleurae, fissures, heart, diaphragm, aorta, pulmonary artery, trachea, breast, soft tissues, spine, scapulae, ribs, sternum…
2- Mediastinal lines: paracaval interface, paratracheal lines, anterior junction line, posterior junction line, aortopulmonary window, paraarterial interface, paravertebral lines, azygoesophageal recess…
3- Lung Consolidation: definition, recognition, silhouette sign and its application.
4- Interstitial Lung Disease: nodular, linear and reticular patterns.
5- Acute Pulmonary Edema: definition, aspect, direct (alveolar and interstitial) and indirect signs (cardiomegaly, azygos arch size, cephalization of pulmonary vessels).
6- Pleural Effusion: recognition, quantification, variable aspect according to the incidence (posteroanterior, supine lateral decubitus).
7-Atelectasis: recognition, typical aspects of lower and upper lobes atelectasis and classical signs in relation (Golden S sign, Luftsichel sign, Juxtaphrenic peak sign).
8- Pneumothorax: aspect, recognition, interest of expiratory chest X-rays, tension pneumothorax