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.
Case Studies: Abnormal Chest X-Rays
Includes 13 cases that include images, findings, patterns, and differential diagnoses.
Chest X-ray Atlas
Includes numerous chest x-rays that are organized by pathology, diseases, and signs.
One must register and create your own login for this resource. Includes information on diseases, drugs, and drug interactions. Also includes helpful tables.
Eye Simulator/Virtual Patient Simulator
See what happens when to eye movement and pupil dilation when nerves and muscles are not working. Select a button in the top window to go to the Eye Movement Simulator, the Pupil Response Simulator, or the Patient Cases. Created by Rick Lasslo, M.D., M.S., Gary Henderson, PhD, and John Keltner, M.D., of the UC Davis School of Medicine.
HEAL Normal and Abnormal Chest X-Rays
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)
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.
This is a comprehensive medical reference on drugs, diseases, acute care, toxicology, alternative medicine, and patient education and care. It includes information on drug interactions, IV compatibility, and drug comparisons. Also includes a drug identification tool, calculators, and formularies. Also includes patient education materials.
Disclaimer: According to license restrictions, this resource can only be used for educational and training purposes by Lincoln Memorial University students and faculty in the health sciences and is not to be used for any clinical care, emergency, or commercial purpose. Do not access this resource from a clinical setting.
Includes thousands of cases of abnormal images. They can be searched by anatomy, pathology, and modality.
Office of Rare Diseases
Provides access to current events and archived news articles, general information, genetics information, research and clinical trials, and research resources.
Here are three sources of radiology cases.
Case in Point
LearningRadiology.com’s Case of the Week Archives
AuntMinnie.com’s Case of the Day
One must register to use this resource; registration is free. To see today’s case, click “View today’s Case.” To view past cases, click “View past cases here.”
Includes encyclopedia entries and patient cases contributed by residents and physicians. The browse by section area includes anatomy and mnemonics.
Includes pathological ultrasonography images for the abdomen, hepatobiliary system, spleen, gastrointestinal system, appendix, peritoneal cavity, mesentry and omentum, adult renal system, and the biliary system.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Seventeenth edition
Coverage of illnesses and conditions varies in depth and length, with the more detailed entries providing information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, etiology and pathogenesis, and more.
The Whole Brain Atlas
View normal and abnormal CT, MRI, and PET images.
This is a resource with original, peer-reviewed entries for 20 medical specialties to allow practitioners to keep current with new clinical developments, be more confident in diagnosis and treatment decisions, and answer clinical questions more efficiently. It offers information in the specialties of adult and pediatric emergency medicine; adult primary care and internal medicine; allergy and immunology; cardiovascular medicine; dermatology; endocrinology and diabetes; family medicine; gastroenterology and hepatology; general surgery; geriatrics; hematology; hospital medicine; infectious diseases; nephrology and hypertension; neurology; obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health; oncology; palliative care; pediatrics; psychiatry; pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; and rheumatology. Information in UpToDate on drugs and drug interactions is provided by Lexi-Comp. Also includes patient education materials.