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July 2017 Imaging Case of the Month

Michael B. Gotway, MD

Department of Radiology

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona USA


Clinical History: A 56-year-old man with no significant past medical history presented with complaints of cough, shortness of breath, and productive sputum. Frontal and lateral chest radiography (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 corect answer to proceed to the second of nine pages)

  1. The chest radiograph shows a diffuse linear, interstitial pattern
  2. The chest radiograph shows a large pleural effusion
  3. The chest radiograph shows a mediastinal mass
  4. The chest radiograph shows numerous small nodules
  5. The chest radiograph shows right lower lobe consolidation

Cite as: Gotway MB. July 2017 imaging case of the month. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2017;15(1):17-27. doi: PDF 

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