CXR Essentials: Types of atelectasis

The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website.  

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

Founding director of the Centre for Radiological Anatomy Skills Lab, which incorporates imaging technologies into undergraduate and postgraduate learning. Author of Discover Radiology: Chest X-Ray Interpretation – Radiology First Prize, 2014 British Medical Association book awards


Julian Dobranowski MD FRCPC

Professor of diagnostic imaging at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada


Online Education

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Internist at the Medical University of Vienna and founder of Medmastery. Master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University as a Fulbright student. Passionate about teaching. | Twitter |

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