Using a self-study format, this publication presents the physical principles of plain chest radiography, enabling clinicians to:

  • Understand how chest radiographs are created and why normal anatomy and pathology may or may not be visualized using radiographs
  • Gather information from the radiograph
  • Read and interpret chest radiographs for the presence of tuberculosis disease using standard terminology

Topics include Basic Chest Radiograph Interpretation, Radiographic Manifestations of Tuberculosis, and Clinical Cases. 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify a tuberculosis suspect on the basis of a chest radiograph and describe appropriate management options based on the appearance of a chest radiograph.