Thorax : Visualization of Chest Radiographs from Helical CT .

Chest imaging is an important tool in the management of critically ill patients. The simple chest x-ray is still used to quickly spot abnormalities in the chest. This article provides basic information on interpreting chest x-rays that will enable the reader to review relevant anatomy and physiology, summarize normal values and abnormal findings on chest x-rays, and describe x-ray findings for common heart and lung diseases.

Author(s): Rie Tanaka

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