XRays included those with findings suggestive of hyperinflation and COPD, massive pleural effusion, hilar mass with upper lobe collapse and those featuring a number of artefacts (CV catheter, PA catheter, IABP etc)
CTs included those with free gas in the abdomen in the setting of trauma, pancreatic syst and pancreatic calcification, subdural hematoma with midline shift in the setting of trauma and a reconstruction of a neck CT showing C6 displacement on C5
Candidates were asked to describe the X-ray findings, and list possible aetiologies. Abnormalities present included a collapsed left upper lobe, a pneumothorax, mediastinal widening, and diffuse alveolar infiltrates.
Chest X-Rays: Candidates were asked to describe the X-ray findings, list possible aetiologies, and suggest relevant further investigations. Examples included bilateral lung infiltrates, gastric dilatation, and a traumatic aortic injury.
CT scans.. Material presented included a head CT with a middle cerebral artery territory cerebral infarction, a chest CT of a man with an aortic coarctation, a chest CT with a chest tube and abnormal collections of fluid and air, and a chest CT of a pulmonary embolus.
CXRs. Examples included left SVC, shoulder dysplasia, sub-diaphragmatic gas, pleural calcification, and mechanical heart valves. Many tubes/devices were inappropriately positioned.Fifteen out of twenty-three candidates passed this section.
Other X-rays. Examples included CTs of infarcted basal ganglia, a parasternal mass, aortic dissection and adrenal haemorrhage, and X-rays demonstrating cervical spine subluxation. A list of abnormal findings was requested, as were potential aetiology and complications.
Chest X-rays. Examples included pneumothoraces, abnormalities after pneumonectomy, and abnormalities after chest trauma (including collapse and consolidation). Lists of abnormal findings and medical equipment were requested, as was associated management.
Other X-rays. Examples included CTs and X-rays demonstrating liver and spleen lacerations, fractures of hyoid and mandible, and cirrhosis with enlarged gall bladder showing gas in the gall bladder wall.
Chest X-rays. Examples included tension pneumothorax and extra-alveolar air, chest trauma and multiple medical devices. A list of findings was requested, including the type and placement of the multiple devices and tubes.
Chest X-rays including multiple trauma, consolidation and pneumothorax. A list of findings was requested (including the multiple devices and tubes), with some question relating to management or differential diagnosis.
Chest X-rays including abnormalities after chest trauma, PA catheter insertion (including anatomy), and tension pneumothorax. A list of abnormal findings was often requested, as were relevant other investigations and associated management.
Other X-rays including MRIs, CTs and X-rays demonstrating epiglottitis, cervical disc herniation, subdural haematoma, renal contusion and pancreatitis. A list of abnormal findings was requested. Fourteen out of fifteen candidates passed this section.
Other X-rays including CTs and X-rays demonstrating pneumocephalus after head trauma, aortic dissection, lung cavitation and consolidation, and ruptured oesophagus. A list of abnormal findings was often requested.
Chest X-rays including bibasal atelectasis, tension pneumoperitoneum, pericardial effusion, PAC in aberrant SVC and pneumonia. A list of abnormal findings and further investigations was often requested.
General radiology including a CT of a thoracic aortic aneurysm, degenerative cervical spine in a patient after MVA, and a normal CT head in a patient with severe headache. Abnormal findings and further investigations were requested