Candidates were asked to describe the X-ray findings, list possible aetiologies, and suggest relevant further investigations or treatment.
Introductory questions included:
"Identify causes of respiratory inadequacy which are revealed on the initial Chest X-ray and outline appropriate treatments for these conditions"
"This is the Chest X-ray of a man who suddenly developed rapid AF and pleuritic chest pain which was proceeded by a 2-hour history of severe nausea and vomiting. What abnormalities are revealed on his Chest X-ray?"
"This is the Chest X-ray of a patient who was the subject of a Medical Emergency Team (MET) call due to hypoxia. He had his jaw wired 24 hours earlier for a major comminuted mandibular fracture. Describe the abnormalities on this Chest X-ray, and list the possible causes of the abnormalities."
Examples included tension pneumothorax, gastric dilatation, lobar collapse and oesoghageal rupture.
Seventeen out of twenty-two candidates passed this station.
(Radiology) - Pass rate ; highest mark .