Quiz Radiology 024


A 35 year old homeless man presents with two months of increasing cough. He has no other medical past history.


Describe and interpret his Chest X-ray (100%)



FACEM VAQ Exam 2009.2 – Question 2

  • The overall pass rate for this question was 53/67 (79.1%).
  • Chest X-ray showing large cavitating lesion in right hemithorax with soft tissue density in lowerzone laterally.
  • Pass criteria: A satisfactory description with consideration of an infective cause including less usual organismssuch as TB and / or fungi and/or aspiration.
  • Fail criteria: Failure to recognise the cavitating nature of the main lesion.Failure to consider unusual organisms.

ACEM Fellowship Visual Aid Questions


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