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Few Useful Chest Radiology Websites

George Simon's X-Ray Collection at http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/im0.html is an admirable site dealing with Chest Radiology maintained by Ian Maddison, a Radiologist. The site has separate sections on 'Topics, Teaching Cases, Pathology and Museum'. Few wonderful starting points include 'Topics in the G. Simon collection of Cases in Cardio-thoracic Radiology' http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/g-topics.html and 'Case listing in order of pathology' at http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/chest.html. The 'Pulmonary Radiology Teaching' has features such as a pathological index of radiological images at http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/pathindx.html. Besides, there is a review of the Silhouette Sign at http://www.sbu.ac.uk/~dirt/museum/rootsilh.html.

Basic Chest X-Ray Review at http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/chest_review/index.html is website from the Department of Radiology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. The format is brief, and contains comprehensively illustrated information on plain chest radiograph under the following sections: soft tissues & bones, mediastinum, hila, lungs and pleura.

. Chorus or Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology at http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/ is available from Medical College of Wisconsin. A "quick reference" hypertext for physicians and medical students, Chorus has educative material on Respiratory System at http://chorus.rad.mcw.edu/index/3.html , which has a material on topics such as acute extrinsic allergic alveolitis, aspergillosis, bronchial anatomy, Fleischner lines, Hamman-Rich syndrome, miliary TB , PIOPED study, pulmonary edema to name a few.

4. Rad-Path Correlation from the AFIP has a series of useful learning material on Chest that is available from the Syllabus section at http://radpath.org/syllabus.htm. The material written by a host of leading authors accommodates subject matter such as an approach to diffuse lung disease, the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, airways disease diffuse disease, bronchogenic carcinoma, staging of lung cancer, pulmonary metastases, tuberculosis and congenital diseases of the lung

5. ICU Chest Radiology
at http://www.med.virginia.edu/med-ed/rad/chest/ is a valuable website that covers the important but neglected area of ICU Radiology. The website deals with Xray techniques, describes the normal ICU series, focuses on lines and tubes, describes air in the chest and fluid in the chest and discusses lung processes

6. Thoracopedia
is an imaging encyclopedia of pediatric thoracic disease authored by M.P. D'Alessandro, from the Department of Radiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine. This educative portal presented at http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org/providers/TAP/Thoracopedia.shtml has cases listed by knowns / unknowns that are organized by disease type or by age or simply as unorganized unknowns.

Lobar Collapse Tutorial at http://www.radiology.co.uk/xrayfile/xray/tutors/collapse/tutorial.htm is an illustrative tutorial available in the X-ray Files. This tutorial created by Dr A Downie is designed to explain the various types of lobar collapse on the plain chest film with illustrations and examples. Topics covered here are silhouette sign, causes of collapse, general features of lobar collapse, normal PA and lateral film, Extent of lobes on normal films and the types of lobe collapse.

ChestX-Ray.com at http://www.chestx-ray.com/ is a well conceived website covering probably the gamut of chest radiology. This site from Mayo Clinic, Rochester has sections on education, lectures, tutorials, practice and research resources. The highlights of the site are the illustrative multimedia lectures on SPN: detection & decisions, Statistics for Radiologists, tutorials on Pulmonary anatomy & physiology, guidelines on a good Radiology report. Separate subsections on Lung Cancer, calculators, Coronary artery calcification makes interesting browsing.

9. Janet Kuhlman's Thoracic Park is an elegant site dealing with a variety of topics concerning Imaging of the chest. This site that is available at http://www.radiology.wisc.edu/staff/Chest/Kuhlman/janet_kuhlman.htm has educative material in the form of Current Projects - Hot List that covers Spiral CT of the chest: techniques and applications, 3D CT and Virtual bronchoscopy, Cystic spaces in the lung , Disease of the chest in AIDS, Thoracic MRI: How to do it, when to use it, Radiographic and CT evaluation of blunt thoracic trauma: Looking beyond aortic transection., to name a few.

10. The Image Of Sarcoidosis is a online tutorial authored by Terrence C. Demos, MD from the Department of Radiology, Maywood, Il, available at http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/Radio/sarc/sarc.htm. This material covers this multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology over areas such as diagnosis, pathology, clinical imaging, radiographic stages, thoracic lymphadenopathy, parenchymal lung disease and extrathoracic disease


The Basics of Looking at a Chest X Ray'
is a basic Chest X-ray primer from the student BMJ group at http://www.studentbmj.com/back_issues/1000/education/358.html. Lectures on Chest Radiology is on hand at http://www.kumc.or.kr/radiology/lecture/chest/index.htm. The important material dealt with in this webpage includes small airway disease, atelectasis, lung cancer staging, diseases characterized primarily by parenchymal opacification, HRCT findings of lung dz, nodular and reticulonodular and bronchogenic carcinoma.

Chest X-Ray
authored by Arcot J. Chandrasekhar is available at http://www.lumen.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/medicine/pulmonar/cxr/cxr_f.htm . Within it there is a neatly complied list of Radiological Signs related to Chest at http://www.lumen.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/medicine/pulmonar/cxr/roenk.htm.

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