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NORMAL X-RAY TRACHEA AORTIC KNOB (ARCH) CARINA HILUM HEART COSTOPHRENIC SULCUS DIAPHRAGM.

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2 NORMAL X-RAY TRACHEA AORTIC KNOB (ARCH) CARINA HILUM HEART COSTOPHRENIC SULCUS DIAPHRAGM

3 How to read an x-ray? 1. Start from upper A bdomen 2. Look at T horacic cage (soft tissues and bones) 3. M ediastinum 4. L ung- unilateral 5. L ung- bilateral A T M L L

4 ABDOMEN Gastric bubble

5 THORAX (BONES) Ribs Sternum Spine Shoulder girdle Clavicles

6 THORAX (SOFT TISSUES) Breast shadows Supraclavicular areas Axillae Tissues along side of breasts

7 MEDIASTINUM TRACHEA AORTIC KNOB (ARCH) CARINA HILUM HEART

8 MEDIASTINUM Heart size on PA Right side Inferior vena cava Right atrium Ascending aorta Superior vena cava

9 LUNGS First look - start from right costophrenic angle then left lung and costophrenic angle Second look – side by side comparison of the lungs

10 LUNG FIELDS AND HILA Hilum Pulmonary arteries Pulmonary veins Lungs Linear and fine nodular shadows of pulmonary vessels Blood vessels


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