About this event

  • Date and time Sat 21 Nov 2020 from 9:55am to 12:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Radiology

This interactive webinar will demonstrate a structured approach to chest X-ray interpretation through 4 short key note presentations, and will be interspersed with 3 teachings and feedback sessions of cases.

Participants will have the opportunity to read through a selection of cases via an online link that will be provided one week prior to the webinar. 

This webinar will be of relevance to Year 4 and 5 medical students, foundation years doctors, ITU nurses, GP practice nurses, radiologists, physiotherapists, trainee doctors from all specialties as well as experienced doctors (as a refresher).

During this session, you'll 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

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Registration for this webinar will close on 14 November 2020. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

Key speakers

Dr Charlie Sayer

Consultant Radiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Speaker's biography

Dr Charlie Sayer is a consultant radiologist with an interest in thoracic, head and neck, and oncological imaging. He completed a 2 year fellowship in cardiothoracic and body imaging in London, UK. During this period, he completed academic work in lung cancer surveillance imaging, pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease.


in 2014 and 2017, Dr Sayer's presentations titled Surveillance and Progression of Lung Cancer: Key concepts and New Directions and Lung Cancer Response Assessment: Beyond RECIST presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) were awarded the Magna Cum Laude accolades. He has recently co-authored chapters and papers for a book on lung nodule imaging, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer screening and pericystic lung cancer. At the Faculty for thoracic imaging education for the American College of Radiology and RSNA, he teaches as part of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.

Dr Graham Robinson

Consultant Radiologist, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Dr Peter Wilson

Consultant Radiologist, St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight

Speaker's biography

Dr Peter Wilson is trained at the Royal London Hospital and was a consultant radiologist in Hereford for nearly 24 years before moving to the Isle of Wight in 2014. He enjoys working as a general radiologist with a special interest in respiratory and breast imaging.


Dr Wilson has held many medical management roles, and most recently as medical director at the Wye Valley Trust in Hereford (2012-2014). He has been on the RSM radiology council since 2003 and was the president of the section from 2011-2013.

Dr Ting Ting Zhang

Consultant Radiologist, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton


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Welcome and introduction

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

What is a normal CXR?

Dr Peter Wilson

Question and answer session

Dr Peter Wilson and Dr Ting Ting Zhang

The silhouette sign, lobar consolidation/collapse

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

Question and answer session

Dr Ting Ting Zhang and Dr Peter Wilson

Breakout session 1

Dr Ting Ting Zhang

Comfort break
Pleural effusions, pneumothorax

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

Question and answer session

Dr Graham Robinson and Dr Peter Wilson

Breakout session 2

Dr Graham Robinson

Hilar and mediastinal structures

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

Question and answer session

Dr Charlie Sayer and Dr Peter Wilson

Breakout session 3

Dr Charlie Sayer

Closing remarks

Dr Peter Wilson



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 


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