Sharpen your skills in chest x-ray interpretation using this trusted clinical resource! Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, 7th Edition, by Dr. James Reed, walks you through a logical, sequential thought process for the differential diagnoses of 23 radiologic patterns of common chest diseases, using 150 superbly illustrated patient cases. You'll gain a solid and thorough understanding of how to read and interpret chest x-rays with expert guidance on common disease patterns, differential diagnoses, narrowing down the diagnoses, and further studies (from additional radiographic exams to CT or to biopsy). Each chapter follows a consistent format: Presenting Case, Questions, Discussion, Top 5 Diagnoses, Summary, and Answer Guide.
Part 1: Chest Wall, Pleura, and Mediastinum 1. Introduction 2. Chest Wall Lesions 3. Pleural and Subpleural Opacities 4. Pleural Effusion 5. Pleural Thickening and Pleural Calcification 6. Elevated Diaphragm 7. Shift of the Mediastinum 8. Widening of the Mediastinum 9. Anterior Mediastinal Mass 10. Middle Mediastinal Mass 11. Hilar Enlargement 12. Posterior Mediastinal Mass
Part 2: Pulmonary Opacities 13. Atelectasis 14. Segmental and Lobar Consolidations 15. Diffuse Air-Space Opacities 16. Multifocal Ill-Defined Opacities 17. Diffuse Fine Nodular Opacities 18. Fine Reticular Opacities 19. Coarse Reticular Opacities (Honeycomb Lung) 20. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule 21. Multiple Nodules and Masses
Part 3: Hyperlucent Abnormalities 22. Hyperlucent Thorax 23. Solitary Lucent Defect 24. Multiple Lucent Lesions