Chest Trauma II

5 Cases

Level II - General radiologist

2 EACCME CME Credits

Learn to interpret trauma CT chest cases using a systematic approach with immediate feedback from the expert

25.00 €


This e-module is aimed at the general radiologist and senior radiology registrar exposed to day-to-day high and low impact trauma to the chest. This exercise will provide the learner with skills and knowledge in interpreting the trauma CT chest by using a systematic approach to ensure that no critical injuries are missed.

The module contains 5 real anonymised chest cases selected by the radiology mentor who prepared the content.

By the end of this e-module you will be able to:
1. Adopt a systematic approach at interpreting the trauma CT chest.
2. Describe common pathological entities acquired secondary to blunt and penetrating injuries to various parts of the thorax, namely:
- Pleura
- Lungs
- Mediastinum
- Chest wall
- Thoracic spine

This is a CME-accredited activity by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider.


"The simulator is a brilliant way to learn or relearn how to approach a certain examination. It gives you the opportunity to practice, think logically through a case, and is very applicable to clinical work.”
Dr. Bryan Connolly, Specialist Radiologist, Unilabs Sweden (2021)

"Very practical training tool which I have used frequently to practice. I love the step-by-step teaching method. Thank you!”
Dr. Anees Jwad, Radiologist, Telemedicine Clinic, Isle of Man (2022)

"I like everything and particularly the structured template which creates an algorithm of reporting”
User (2020)

"I like that I can learn from real, whole cases.”
User (2020)

"Hands-on training with feedback!”
User (2020)

"I really liked the variety of cases and way of reporting.”
User (2019)

"It's great learning from your own mistakes. Liked the subtle pathologies and instant feedback.”
User (2019)

How does it work?

The specialised radiologist mentor has carefully prepared a structured reporting template to help you report the cases, formatted in a fun clickable quiz format while you also view the cases in an web-based PACS-viewer on the right.

1. First, you should review the case images.

2. Then, you can begin the reporting template quiz (meanwhile still reviewing the images on the right)

3. After you submit your answers, the correct answers will appear and you will receive a score for your report.

4. Alongside the answers, you will also find helpful comments and learnings that the specialised radiologist mentor has left. There might also be arrows or markings on the images to help you see relevant findings.

5. If you score more than 66%, you have passed the module and can download your CME Certificate. If you did not pass, you can reset the module and try again.

You can save the module whenever you want and come back to it later, giving you flexibility to practice on your own time.

If this is your first Image Reporting Simulator module, don't miss the introductory video to the right!

Don't miss our FAQ page for any questions you encounter along the way - or email us directly with your questions.

Did you know?

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Learning objectives

  • Adopt a systematic approach at interpreting the trauma CT chest.
  • Describe common pathological entities acquired secondary to blunt and penetrating injuries to various parts of the thorax, namely: Pleura, lungs, mediastinum, chest wall, thoracic spine


Level II - General radiologist

Additional info

Estimated duration: 120 min
Date created: 29 Dec 2022
Date of EACCME review: 21 Feb 2023
Date of EACCME expiration: 21 Feb 2025

Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Introduction Video

Prepared by

  • Nicola Schembri M.D.
    Canberra, Australia

    Consultant Radiologist and Lecturer with TMC

    Nicola Schembri graduated from the University of Malta, Medical School in 2001. She obtained her radiology specialist training and medical education fellowship in the UK, where she worked as an NHS Consultant Radiologist in the latter years prior to emigrating to Australia in 2017 where she now offers a clinical emergency and elective teleradiology service with ATMC to several UK NHS hospitals. She currently also holds a fractional contract offering a consultant radiologist clinical service at one of the university teaching hospitals in the South Island, New Zealand. While in the UK, Nicola nurtured a subspecialist interest in thoracic imaging, interstitial lung disease being her niche specialist field. Her thoracic expertise developed further through her intense reporting sessions in traumatic and non-traumatic emergency imaging with the TMC UK on-call department and by contributing to the various chest imaging multidisciplinary meetings in both the UK and New Zealand. She is also an active accredited radiologist for the NHS England Lung Health Check screening program. Nicola is an author contributor in several peer-reviewed journal articles on pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis published in the international leading peer-reviewed journals “Thorax” and “Chest”. She held a leading role in medical education both in medical student and radiology specialist registrar training programs in the UK and is a current lecturer in medical education at the Australian National University Medical School.

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

No money will be refunded.