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Research and Markets: Chest X-rays for Medical Students


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Chest X-rays for Medical Students" to their offering.

Chest X-rays for Medical Students is a unique teaching and learning resource that offers students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, nurses, physiotherapists and nurse practitioners a basic understanding of the principles of chest radiology.

Key Features:

  • Provides a memorable way to analyze and present chest radiographs - the unique ABCDE' system as developed by the authors
  • Explains how to recognize basic radiological signs, pathology and patterns associated with common medical conditions as seen on plain PA and AP chest radiographs
  • Presents each radiograph twice, side by side - once as would be seen in a clinical setting and again with the pathology clearly highlighted
  • Includes a section of self-assessment and presentation exercises to test knowledge and presentation technique


Ideal for study and clinical reference, this book will be the ideal companion for any medical student, junior doctor or trainee radiographer.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1

  • About X-rays
  • What are X-rays?
  • How are X-rays produced?
  • The resulting image on the X-ray film
  • How are X-ray images (radiographs) stored?
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Radiation hazards
  • IRMER 2000
  • In women of reproductive age
  • Chest X-ray (CXR) views
  • PA erect CXR
  • Other views
  • Normal anatomy on a PA chest X-ray
  • Presenting a chest radiograph
  • Be systematic
  • Film quality
  • Rotation
  • Adequate inspiration

Part 2

  • Overview of the ABCDE of chest X-rays
  • The ABCDE of chest X-rays

Part 3

  • Common conditions and their radiological signs
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Bronchial carcinoma
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Self-assessment answers


Christopher Clarke is Radiology Specialist Registrar trainee at Nottingham University Hospitals. Anthony Dux is a Consultant Radiologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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Research and Markets
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