Normal findings and chest development

Content of the module:

  • There is not a typical chest radiograph of a child.
  • In the module "normal findings and chest development" you learn to recognize and to observe a wide range of normal findings of all age groups. You can see the development of the child from the pre term infant to the young person on the basis of plain thorax radiographs.
  • The significant radiological characteristics of the developmental steps are pointed out.
  • From the multiplicity and the similarity of all radiographs the learner should obtain a profound understanding of the "normal findings".
  • The block "special situations" gives you an insight of not age related variations of "normal findings".
  • The revert from "pathologic cases" to "normal findings" should help to work out the characteristics of pathology.

Learning objectives

  1. Reconstruction of the developmental steps of children's chest on the basis of radiological manifestations.
  2. To recognise and roughly classify chest radiographs into age groups without knowledge of patient's choronological age.
  3. To get an overview over the range of "normal" and "pathologic".
  4. To recognise a "normal findings" radiograph in special situations like inspirational position (inspiration or exspiration), position of the body (lying or standing), intubation etc.
  5. To make comparisons between "normal findings" and "pathological findings".