When interpreting a chest x ray you should divide each of the lungs into three zones each occupying one third of the height of the lung these zones do not equate to lung lobes eg the left lung has three zones but only two lobes inspect the lung zones ensuring that lung markings are present throughout. As mentioned above the abcde mnemonic is a great method for reading and interpreting chest x rays it provides a systematic approach to ensure that you dont forget to look at something youll first start with a which stands for airway this is when you will interpret the parts of the airway visible on the chest x ray. Whenever you review a chest x ray always use a systematic approach we use an inside out approach from central to peripheral first the heart figure is evaluated followed by mediastinum and hili subsequently the lungs lungborders and finally the chest wall and abdomen are examined you have to know the normal anatomy and variants. Interpreting chest x rays illustrated with 100 cases amazonde eng philip cheah foong koon fremdsprachige bucher
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