CXR Essentials: Types of atelectasis

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Over the next few weeks, we will be posting videos from the Chest X-Ray Essentials Course. This video helps you classify and identify different types of atelectasis on Chest X-ray. Atelectasis defined as reduced inflation of all, or part, of the lung.

Further Reading

Cite this article as: Julian Dobranowski, "CXR Essentials: Types of atelectasis," In: LITFL - Life in the FastLane, Accessed on June 3, 2023,


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Julian Dobranowski, MD FRCPC FCAR. Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Niagara Health in Ontario, Canada. Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, McMaster University. | Medmastery |

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