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Chest x-ray E (basic)
- this is a basic article for medical students and 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".
At the end of the review, you need to remember to check for other things that don't fall into the A-D categories. This includes free gas within the abdomen (pneumoperitoneum), abnormalities in the soft tissues of the thorax including absent breast shadows.
- surgical emphysema
- pectus excavatum
- thoracic foreign bodies