About this Program

 Recognition of the pathological processes present in your images is key to ensuring a successful imaging exam. This video will review the concept of utilizing various signs and define and provide examples of diagnostic yield. A major focus will be imaging the PA and Lateral Chest images in diagnostic imaging.  

Session Schedule:

The Erect PA and Lateral Chest Radiograph

  • Anatomy
  • - Thoracic cage
    - Respiratory system
    - Mediastinum
  • Respiratory bases diseases
  • - Increased attenuation of the beam vs. decreased attenuation ... what do you see?
    - Pneumonia and other inflammatory conditions
    - Air or fluid in the pleural spaces
  • Hilar adenopathy
  • Review of cases


Educational Objectives

  • Obtain knowledge on the anatomical structures of the thoracic cage, the respiratory system and mediastinum.
  • Analyze chest radiographic images to decipher the difference between air and fluid located in pleural spaces.
  • Discuss the difference between increased attenuation of the beam vs. decreased attenuation.
  • Suggest methods and techniques to enhance images of the chest to better identify potential pathological conditions.

How it Works:

  • Your On Demand CE activity that you purchased will be located in your “My Account” section once you log into the MTMI Website.
  • You have three attempts to pass each quiz.
  • You must earn a score of 75 % or higher.
  • Credit is recorded the day you submit and pass the quiz and is determined using Central time.
  • You have 30 days to complete and pass the quiz.
  • Once passed, access your MTMI “My Account” to print your “Certificate of Completion.”

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Debra Kendall

M.Ed, RT(R)(CV)(QM)(CT)

Debra holds a Masters Degree in Education with a specialty in Instructional Technology from Texas Technical University in Lubbock Texas. She has 30+ years experience in education, diagnostic radiology and computed tomography.


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 2 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.