Assessment of bones and soft tissue on chest x-ray
Described below are points to consider on assessment of bones and soft tissue on chest x-ray.
- rib fractures
- lesions (most commonly metastases): may appear as lucent and/or sclerotic; inverting contrast may help in identification
- previous surgery, e.g. thoracotomy with rib resection
- pectoral girdle: fractures, distal clavicular erosion, sclerosis
- soft tissue
- 1. Elizabeth Puddy, Catherine Hill; Interpretation of the chest radiograph, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1 June 2007, Pages 71–75, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkm014