Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation

           Topics Covered

  • Basic image nomenclature and orientation

  • Portable vs Non-portable CXR

  • Standardizing your interpretation process

  • The alphabet of the X ray 

  • Cardiac evaluation

  • Aortic evaluation

  • Hilar evaluation

  • Thoracic evaluation

  • Pulmonary evaluation

  • Identifying lobar abnormalities

  • Atelectasis

  • Pneumonia

  • Pneumothorax

  • Tuberculosis

  • Aspiration

  • Nodules

  • Foreign bodies

  • Pleural effusions and layering views

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Trauma

  • Small and large bowel exam

  • Ileus vs obstruction

  • Volvulus

  • Calculi (gall, renal, cystic)

  • Aortic Aneurysm

  • CT scans

  • Ultrasound


  • PET

About the course:

If you ever wanted to know what happens when you give a bored radiologist a can of Red Bull, this is what you get. There is so much to learn about with X-rays, but we don't stop there. We get down to the basics of why choose different medical imaging exams, their unique benefits and drawbacks, and collectively set you up to succeed in determining the best image to start with and based on findings, where to go from there.

Successful completion:

Successful completion of this course is accomplished by completing the entire training session.


All equipment used in this course is provided with the cost of attendance.


Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RNFA

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

3 hours*

Cost of Attendance:

$59 or as part of conference cost

Skills on Point, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

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