About this event

  • Date and time Sat 23 Nov 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Radiology

Receive a comprehensive understanding of chest X-rays (CXR), starting from the normal CXR and working through patterns of infection, interstitial disease, neoplasia, pleural disease, mediastinal and hilar abnormalities.

The structured talks will take the participants through a logical, stepwise journey in how to interpret a Chest X-ray. A mix of didactic lectures from experienced speakers involved in thoracic imaging and hands-on viewing station sessions will reinforce your knowledge and provide you with confidence and tools for verbal presentations. 

At the end of this meeting the participants will be able to: 

  • Interpret a normal chest X-ray
  • Understand the silhouette sign
  • Differentiate between lung collapse and consolidation
  • Recognise common tubes and lines and pleural disease
  • Assess hilar abnormalities


Standard pricing available until 22 November 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £65.00 £65.00 £65.00 £40.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£125.00 £90.00 £90.00 £55.00


23 November 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Practicalities of the CXR- PA vs. AP, anatomy, checking adequacy and its implications, review systems

Dr Peter Wilson, Consultant Radiologist, St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight

The silhouette sign and its implications, alveolar vs. interstitial shadowing, pneumonia, lobar collapse

Dr Ting Ting Zhang, Radiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Practical session one

Laptop session

Tea and coffee break
Practical session one: Answers and discussion
Cancer, important lines and tubes, pacemakers

Dr Arpan Banerjee, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust

Pleural effusions, pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum

Dr Graham Robinson, Consultant Radiologist, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Practical session two
Practical session two: Answers and discussion
Assessing the hila and hilar abnormalities, heart failure, analysing mediastinal masses

Dr Charlie Sayer, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Practical session three
Tea and coffee break
Practical session three: Answers and discussion
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom