The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

2000 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

Radiology Session: Can You Really See Anything?

Charles G. Durbin, Jr., MD University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

This interactive session will introduce the audience to basic chest radiographic interpretation. Identification of the major shadows including the cardiac silhouette, the trachea, the pleural margins of the lung, the mediastinum, and the presence of "foreign" bodies will be illustrated. The unique problems of digitized and ICU portable films will be illustrated. Common and uncommon pathologic conditions of the lung, heart and vascular structures, and presence of therapeutic and monitoring devices will be examined. Participants will be able to test their skills at basic and advanced radiologic film interpretation. Through the interactive nature of this presentation, individuals will instantaneously be able to compare themselves with the group as a whole using this entertaining and educational format.

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