Teaching Material

Identify cardiomegaly with enlarged cardiac silhouette predominantly due to left and right atrial enlargement. (5 minutes)
Use tracheal and mediastinal deviation to help differentiate the etiology of lung whiteout and other large opacities.
Learn a systematic approach to the differential diagnosis and evaluation of acute dyspnea in a hospitalized patient. Learn about the different causes of hypoxemia in the hospital and how to differentiate between them.
Differentiate basilar from apical emphysema to demonstrate the pathophysiologic difference from hematogenous versus inhaled lung toxicity.