Also see the physical assessment and ECGs sections of the Osteopathic Medicine Program Resources Web page.
Case Studies: Abnormal Chest X-Rays
Includes 13 cases that include images, findings, patterns, and differential diagnoses.
Chest X-ray Atlas (Lisa’s pick)
Includes numerous chest x-rays that are organized by pathology, diseases, and signs.
HEAL Normal and Abnormal Chest X-Rays (Lisa’s pick)
Click “skip intro.” Click “review normal” for an overview of normal radiographic anatomy of the chest and instructions on how to interpret a chest x-ray. Click “go to first case” to view 10 cases of common abnormalities. Within the cases, you can click on an icon to view a normal x-ray.
Introduction to Radiology (Includes Chest Radiology) (Lisa’s pick)
This University of Virginia School of Medicine website includes modules for chest radiology, ICU chest films, hi-resolution chest CT, CT pulmonary angiography, cardiac MR, radionuclide localization, gastrointestinal radiology, genitourinary radiology, emergency body CT, emergency ultrasound, testicular ultrasound, imaging of the cervical spine, skeletal trauma, head CT, the basics of PETCT, pediatric radiology, and radiobiology. Modules include sections for anatomy, interpretation, pathology, and a post test. The post test for chest radiology includes 30 tests on anatomy, technique, and pathology.
A Primer on Reading Chest Radiographs
This very detailed tutorial has 13 sections with over 350 slides. Following a section about the tutorial, there are 12 sections for lines and tubes, bones & soft tissues, trachea, air that shouldn’t be there, the mediastinum, the aorta, some basic principles, the A-P window, the heart, diaphragms and sulci, pleural space, the hilium, and the lungs. The second page includes the menu of sections, which is also inserted before the beginning of each new section.
Procedures Consult – Internal Medicine Modules (Lisa’s pick)
This subscription provides access to 46 internal medicine procedures with videos and tests. Users can choose to view a quick review or full details for each procedure. Procedures include defibrillation, general splinting techniques, local anesthesia, lumbar puncture, nasogastric intubation, and much more.
Basic Knot Tying and Suturing
This Boston University Medical Campus Web page includes step-by-step textual instructions, images, and videos for the one hand tie, two hand tie, instrument tie, simple interrupted stitch, and vertical mattress stitch. Links to videos are located after the instructions on the suture pages. Only includes video for loading a needle holder. Only includes textual instructions and images for the basic square knot.
Radiological Terrorism: Just in Time Training for Hospital Clinicians, VHS tape or DVD
This is “a brief, 17-minute video covering key radiation principles and radiological procedures. Includes demonstrations on application of these principles and procedures in several patient care scenarios in an emergency services setting.” It can be viewed online, or you can request a free copy. “To order copies of the training in VHS or DVD format, send an email message to email@example.com, indicating VHS or DVD format, the number of copies, mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate “Radiological Just in Time Training” in your request.”
Radiological Terrorism: Medical Response to Mass Casualties CD-ROM
“The program is designed for physicians and nurses working in emergency services in hospital first receiver settings.” It can be viewed online, or you can request a free copy. “To order a copy of the CD-ROM version, which is designed for Windows®2000 or XP, send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the number of copies.”
VisualDx includes an interactive tool for finding differential diagnoses based on visual findings. Includes information on conditions with visual findings. Also includes components for international travel, child abuse recognition, terrorism recognition, oral mucosa, drug eruptions, external eye visual findings, fever and rash, smallpox vaccination, CA-MRSA, pressure ulcer staging, marine exposures, cellulitis differential diagnosis, female anogenital visual findings, male anogenital visual findings, immunocompromised conditions, nail and distal digit visual finding; and bites, stings, and infestations.