Radiology basics

Source: Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics (Elseviere)

The second study has a deeper inspiration, which makes the heart smaller – you can see 11 ribs.

Not cardiomegaly. The tymus gland is overlapping some of the heart.

Pectus excavatum deformity

Inadequate inspiration – not cardiomegaly


Anterior mediastinal mass (Hodgkin lymphoma – nodular sclerosing variety)

The SPINE sign

The pt is tilted backwards

The pt is rotated to his right

Underpenetrated and the patient has taken an inadequate inspiration

This xray is technically acurate

The radiograph is tilted backwards

The patient is rotated

The patient has taken an inadequate respiration

The radiograph is underpenetrated