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Flashcards in Radiology Deck (7)
1

When should a chest X-ray be requested?

• Shortness of breath
• Acute chest pain
• Investigation for malignancy • Following severe trauma
• Pneumonia
• Chronic lung diseases
• Pleural diseases
• Peritonitis

2

What is a sign of lower lobe right lung pathology?

Loss of the heart border

3

Underexposed X-ray will appear what brightness?

Bright

4

Overexposed X-ray will appear what brightness?

Dark

5

How can a distinction be made between AP and PA?

Diaphragm will be lower in PA

6

Which is used more commonly: PA or AP?

PA

7

What are the three review areas on a chest X-ray, which are also well known blind spots?

Apices
Behind the heart
Below the Diaphragm

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