Chest x-ray (basic) exposure
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists
Chest x-ray review is a key competency for medical students, junior doctors and other allied health professionals. Using A, B, C, D, E is a helpful and systematic method for chest x-ray review where E refers to "everything else".
Exposure (everything else)
At the end of the review, you need to remember to check for other things that don't fall into the A-D categories:
- free gas within the abdomen (pneumoperitoneum)
- abnormalities in the soft tissues of the thorax
- absent breast shadows