What lies beneath

13 Aug

One of the key things in looking at x-rays is being able to visualise the anatomy – what does each shadow and each area of whiteness represent anatomically. The x-ray is a rough representation of the anatomy lying under the skin.

The image below is a great example of what you’re really looking at when you look at the CXR. The mediastinum on the CXR looks like a fairly boring blob of white, but what secrets it contains!

Thoracic Angio CXR
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Thoracic angio from farm6.staticflickr.com via medical school


One Reply to “What lies beneath”

  1. Hi Andy,
    Great work like always. Many thanks!
    Could you do videos on interpretation of xrays, CT scans, MRI and so forth.

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