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New edition of CXR book released

Chest X-Rays for Medical Students: CXRs Made Easy, 2nd Edition is released today!

Chest X-rays for Medical Students
Front cover
Chest X-rays for Medical Students 2nd edition book rear cover
Back cover

I’ve finished the 2nd edition of my book, Chest X-rays for Medical Students!  It’s been a labour of love.  This updated 2nd edition will be available in the UK on 12th March 2020.  Just Google ‘Chest X-rays for Medical Students’ or view here

I’ve worked hard to add lots of new examples and update many radiographs to better show pathology.  The book now follows the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Curriculum so students should feel confident that it covers all the core material.  Everything is explained in simple terms to guide students through reviewing and reporting chest X-rays.

Annotated images from Chest X-rays for Medial Students textbook 2nd edition
Annotated images from Chest X-rays for Medial Students textbook 2nd edition

This new second edition includes significant revisions, improved annotations of X-rays, expanded pathologies, and numerous additional high-quality images. A comprehensive one-stop guide to learning chest radiograph interpretation.

  • Provides a memorable ‘ABCDE’ system to systematically review X-rays as developed by the authors. Perfect for examinations, vivas and OSCEs.
  • Explains how to recognise basic radiological signs, pathology and patterns associated with common medical conditions with lots of example images.
  • Presents each radiograph twice, side-by-side: the first as seen in the clinical setting, and the second with the pathology clearly highlighted in colour. Gone are the days of trying to figure out what that small arrow is pointing to, as seen in other books!
  • Includes self-assessment tests and presentation exercises to test knowledge and presentation technique.

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Enjoy learning chest X-rays!

This post was written by Dr Christopher Clarke, Consultant Radiologist, Nottingham (UK) at the time of publishing.


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