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Chest X-rays 

Chapter:
Chest X-rays
Author(s):

Huw Llewelyn

, Hock Aun Ang

, Keir Lewis

, and Anees Al-Abdullah

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199679867.003.0012
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date: 20 August 2017

The general approach - Area of uniform lung opacification (whiteness) with a well-defined border - Round opacity (or opacities) >5mm in diameter - Multiple ‘nodular’ shadows and ‘miliary mottling’ - Diffuse poorly defined hazy opacification - Increased linear markings - Symmetrically dark lungs - Single area of dark lung - Enlarged hilar shadowing - Abnormal hilar shadowing—streaky - Upper mediastinal widening - Abnormal cardiac silhouette

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