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A-Z of Chest Radiology


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  • Page extent: 224 pages
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
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  • Dewey number: 617.5/407572
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC941 .P55 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Chest--Radiography
    • Chest--Radiography--Pictorial works
    • Radiography, Thoracic--Handbooks
    • Thoracic Diseases--diagnosis--Handbooks

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521691482)

A–Z of Chest Radiology

Cambridge University Press
9780521691482 - A–Z of Chest Radiology - by Andrew Planner, Mangerira C. Uthappa and Rakesh R. Misra

A–Z of Chest Radiology

AZ of Chest Radiology provides a comprehensive, concise, easily accessible radiological guide to the imaging of acute and chronic chest conditions. Organised in A–Z format by disorder, each entry gives easy access to the key clinical features of a disorder.

An introductory chapter guides the reader in how to review chest X-rays accurately. This is followed by a detailed discussion of over 60 chest disorders, listing appearances, differential diagnoses, clinical features, radiological advice and management. Each disorder is highly illustrated to aid diagnosis; the management advice is concise and practical.

AZ of Chest Radiology is an invaluable pocket reference for the busy clinician as well as an aid-mémoire for revision in higher exams in both medicine and radiology.

Andrew Planner is a Specialist Registrar in Radiology at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Mangerira C. Uthappa is a Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Rakesh R. Misra is a Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

A–Z of Chest Radiology

Andrew Planner, BSc, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCR
Specialist Registrar in Radiology
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Mangerira C. Uthappa, BSc, MB BS, FRCS, FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Rakesh R. Misra, BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCR
Consultant Radiologist, Wycombe Hospital
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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For my late father, Charles – a brilliant man!   A. C. P.

Dedicated to my late father Major M. M. Chinnappa for providing support and inspiration.   M. C. U.

Dedicated to the next generation; my beautiful children,
Rohan, Ela and Krishan.   R. R. M.


List of abbreviationspage x
Part I   Fundamentals of CXR interpretation – ‘the basics’1
Quality assessment1
Patient-dependent factors3
Review of important anatomy7
Lungs and pleura11
Bones and soft tissues14
A brief look at the lateral CXR16
Part II   A–Z Chest Radiology19
Alveolar microlithiasis28
Aneurysm of the pulmonary artery30
Aortic arch aneurysm32
Aortic rupture36
Asbestos plaques38
Bochdalek hernia46
Calcified granulomata54
Cardiac aneurysm60
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease62
Coarctation of the aorta66
Collapsed lung68
Consolidated lung76
Diaphragmatic hernia – acquired82
Diaphragmatic hernia – congenital84
Embolic disease86
Emphysematous bulla90
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis92
Flail chest96
Foregut duplication cyst100
Foreign body – inhaled102
Foreign body – swallowed104
Heart failure110
Hiatus hernia114
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis118
Incorrectly sited central venous line122
Kartagener syndrome124
Macleod’s syndrome132
Neuroenteric cyst142
Pancoast tumour148
Pectus excavatum152
Pericardial cyst154
Pleural effusion156
Pleural mass162
Poland’s syndrome174
Post lobectomy/post pneumonectomy176
Progressive massive fibrosis180
Pulmonary arterial hypertension182
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation184
Subphrenic abscess192
Thymus – malignant thymoma196
Thymus – normal200
Varicella pneumonia206
Wegener’s granulomatosis208
Westermark’s sign210


ABCAirways, breathing and circulation
ABPAAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
ACEAngiotensin converting enzyme
c-ANCACytoplasmic anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
p-ANCAPerinuclear anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
ARDSAdult respiratory distress syndrome
α1-ATAlpha-1 antitrypsin
AVMArteriovenous malformation
BACBroncho-alveolar cell carcinoma
BiPAPBilevel positive airway pressure
BOOPBronchiolitis obliterating organising pneumonia
CCAMCongenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
CNSCentral nervous system
COPCryptogenic organising pneumonia
COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CTComputed tomography
3D-CT3-Dimensional computed tomography
CVACerebrovascular accident
CXRChest X-ray
DIPDesquamative interstitial pneumonitis
EAAExtrinsic allergic alveolitis
ENTEar, nose and throat
FBForeign body
FEV1Forced expiratory volume in 1 s
FVCForced vital capacity
GOJGastro-oesophageal junction
HDHodgkin’s disease
HRCTHigh-resolution computed tomography
HUHounsfield unit
IHDIschaemic heart disease
IVCInferior vena cava
LCHLangerhans’ cell histiocytosis
LIPLymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis
LVLeft ventricle

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