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Chest Radiography

Chest Radiography

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CHEST RADIOGRAPHYCHEST RADIOGRAPHY
Moderator:Moderator:Mr. S.R CHOUDHRY Mr. S.R CHOUDHRY Department of Department of RadiodiagnosisRadiodiagnosis& Imaging& Imaging P.G.I.M.E.R., Chandigarh.P.G.I.M.E.R., Chandigarh.
Speaker:Speaker:
Mr.Mr. Aditya AdityaThakur Thakur 
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Year Year B.ScB.ScRADIODIAGNOSIS ANDRADIODIAGNOSIS ANDIMAGINGIMAGING
 
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION
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ANATOMYANATOMY
The trunk of body is divided by the diaphragm into an upperThe trunk of body is divided by the diaphragm into an upperand lower part. Upper part is called thorax and lower part and lower part. Upper part is called thorax and lower part is called abdomen.is called abdomen.
Thorax is formed by following bonesThorax is formed by following bones: Anteriorly by sternum: Anteriorly by sternum: Posteriorly by the 12 thoracic vertebra: Posteriorly by the 12 thoracic vertebraand inter vertebral discand inter vertebral disc: On each side by 12 ribs: On each side by 12 ribs

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