Chest CT Scan

Computed tomography, CT, chest, chest structures, Chest CT scan


To analyze a CT scan of the chest, imagine that the patient is lying on his back and you are at the foot of the patient’s bed.

In order to identify the structures of the chest, it is important to determine the orientation (right, left parts of the image, anterior and dorsal – posterior structures).

Depending on the location (upper mediastinum, lower mediastinum), the presence of certain structures of the mediastinum will be determined.

The border between the upper and lower mediastinum passes at the height of the IV thoracic vertebra dorosally and ventrally – the Lewis angle (between the manubrium and the body of the sternum).


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