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May 2017 Imaging Case of the Month

Prasad M. Panse, MD and Michael B. Gotway, MD

Department of Radiology

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona USA


Clinical History: Clinical History: A 32-year-old man presented for routine physical examination. His past medical history is unremarkable and the physical examination and basic laboratory data were within normal limits.

A frontal chest radiograph (Figure 1) was performed.

Figure 1: Frontal (A) and lateral (B) chest radiography.

Which of the following statements regarding the chest radiograph is most accurate? (Click on the correct answer to proceed to the second of nine pages)

  1. The frontal chest radiograph shows an abnormal mediastinal contour
  2. The frontal chest radiograph shows basal predominant fibrotic abnormalities
  3. The frontal chest radiograph shows large lung volumes with a cystic appearance
  4. The frontal chest radiograph shows multifocal small pulmonary nodules
  5. The frontal chest radiograph shows no abnormal findings

Cite as: Panse PM, Gotway MB. May 2017 imaging case of the month. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2017;14(5):201-12. doi: PDF 

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