Chest x-ray

Case Conferences
    Differentiate between various central chest opacities based on silhouettes and overlay of mediastinal structures (45 min)
    Diffentiate varoius discrete lung opacities, including cavitary lesions, lung metastases, pulmonary nodules, lobar pneumnias and retrocardiac opacities (6 cases, 45 minutes)
    Differentiate large lung opacities based on the distribution, shift of adjacent structures, and silhouette signs. (5 cases, 40 min)
    Introduce key concepts of fissures, silhouettes and invasive tubes, lines and devices on CXRs with case-based conference (45 min)
Cavitary Lesion
Interstitial Lung Disease
    Identify reticular opacities on a CXR due to amiodarone-induced interstitial lung disease.
Mediastinum and Hila
    Use tracheal deviation either toward or away from a large lung opacity on a CXR to narrow the differential of the lesion. (5 minutes)
    Identify an enlarged cardiac silhouette and determine the cardiac chambers accounting for cardiomegaly on a CXR. (5 minutes)
    Identify cardiomegaly with enlarged cardiac silhouette predominantly due to left and right atrial enlargement. (5 minutes)
    Differentiate between bulky lymphadenopathy and enlarged pulmonary arteries in a CXR with enlarged hila.
    Identify key features of a cardiac silhouette suggestive of a pericardial effusion
Obstructive lung diseases
    Use the meniscus sign to identify a pleural effusion. Use the degree of mediastinal shift to determine preponderance of effusion vs. atelectasis.
    Identify key features on a CXR that distinguish a tension pneumothorax from a simple pneumothorax on a (5 minutes)
    Use tracheal and mediastinal deviation to help differentiate the etiology of lung whiteout and other large opacities.
    Identify a pneumothorax and assess response to decompression with a chest tube.
    Identify pleural effusions in multiple fissures
Tubes, Lines, and Drains