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How to Understand a Chest X-Ray, Part 2 - CE701
How to Understand a Chest X-Ray, Part 2

CE701 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)
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The goal of this radiology continuing education program is to provide physicians, nurses and radiologic technologists with information on how to identify common disorders seen on a chest X-ray. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the common types of pathology seen on a CXR
  • Discuss the CXR features of a pneumothorax, pneumonia, mediastinal mass, atelectasis and pleural effusion
  • Describe complications associated with central lines, pacemakers and nasogastric tubes that are seen on a CXR

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physicians, nurses and radiologic technologists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 1/31/2017

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