Interpreting Chest X-rays

The analysis and interpretation of chest x-rays can appear daunting initially, but becomes easier with continued exposure and practice. This short self-paced resource presents the A-H approach to analysing chest x-rays systematically, and offers many examples to practice interpreting images and formulating diagnoses. 

This resource was developed by Claire Bradley, an advanced physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital, while she was a teaching fellow at King’s College London, with Julia Warner in the Virtual Campus and Technology Enhanced Learning Unit. It was designed for undergraduate physiotherapy students, and particularly offers practice in recognising problems relevant to physiotherapy, such as collapse and consolidation, but also covers those requiring medical management, including pleural effusion, pneumothorax and pulmonary oedema.

The resource takes about 10 to 15 minutes to work through. Simply click on 'Enrol' below to access this resource, or click 'View course' if you are returning to view the material again.