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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

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