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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: 23 January 2018

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...

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