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Radiology pathology - Acute dyspnoea


Welcome to Radiology pathology - Acute dyspnoea.

This online module  designed for Radiology trainees provides an overview of acute dyspnoea and related pathology. It focuses on the correlation between clinical features, pathological changes and investigative abnormalities.

A certificate is issued on completion.


On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • define dyspnoea and describe the underlying pathophysiology
  • discuss the general approach to investigating acute dyspnoea
  • discuss factors that predispose a person to developing thromboembolism and outline an appropriate sequence of investigations to confirm this diagnosis
  • outline the pathological changes seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • explain how heart failure and pulmonary oedema relate to developing acute and chronic dyspnoea
  • list the major causes of pulmonary fibrosis and explain the relationship of this condition to chronic dyspnoea.


This module is designed for Radiology trainees and may qualify for up to 1.0 hrs of Continuous Professional Development