Image Interpretation - Plain X-rays of the Adult Chest: Airspace Opacification

Offered By

College of Radiographers

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the College of Radiographers will look at airspace disease. It will focus on practical aspects of identification of airspace pathology on chest radiographs, and consider the possible causes for the appearances. Radiographic case studies/examples will be used to demonstrate some of the important features.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
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Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the lobar anatomy of the chest as demonstrated on frontal chest radiographs

Define the terms: consolidation, collapse, atelectasis and air bronchogram

Describe and localise pulmonary airspace disease using the 'silhouette sign' 

Describe the common causes of airspace opacification

Discuss how the clinical presentation alters the likely diagnosis in patients with airspace disease