CXR Book title
Chest X-rays for Medical Students
Chest X-rays for Medical Students

A guide for students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists and nurses on reading, presenting and interpreting chest radiographs

Chest X-rays for Medical Students is a complete guide to chest radiograph interpretation aimed primarily at medical students in the UK. This new updated second edition includes significant revisions, improved annotations of X-rays, an expanded list of pathologies, and many additional high-quality images and diagrams. It's a comprehensive one-stop guide to learning chest radiograph interpretation.

The book is ideal for study and clinical reference, and a great companion for any medical student, junior doctor, radiographer or nurse practitioner seeking to get better at reviewing CXRs.

Key features

  • 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.


Really helpful book that starts with the basics and explains them very well! Really good examples for all the different conditions with the pathologies highlighted. Would recommend.

...Recommended for medical students especially once you started clinical rotation! This book is very easy to understand...

Really good step wise guide to X-rays

...My only regret is, that I wish that I had found this book earlier...

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