Radiologic signs in thoracic imaging: case-based review and self-assessment module

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Mar;192(3 Suppl):S34-48. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.7081.


Objective: Chest imaging remains one of the most complicated sub-specialties of diagnostic radiology. The successful interpretation of thoracic imaging studies requires the recognition and understanding of the radiologic signs that are characteristic of many complex disease processes.

Conclusion: The educational objectives for this case-based self-assessment module are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her understanding of important thoracic radiologic signs that are useful in establishing the diagnosis of particular diseases of the chest.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoid Tumor / diagnostic imaging
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Nerve Sheath Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Edema / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Thoracic / methods*
  • Thoracic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vagus Nerve Diseases / diagnostic imaging