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What happens if i get checked at hospital for pneumonia and they do xrays will they be able to see if?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Most of time: Diagnosis of most pneumonias is made by chest radiograph. Sometimes symptoms of pneumonia can predate actual consolidation on radiograph by one or two days.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i get checked at hospital for pneumonia and they do xrays will they be able to see if?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Chest X-ray: A chest X-ray is a useful tool in the diagnosis of pneumonia. However, some studies show that up to 30% of pneumonias are not visualized on chest X-rays. So, you can have pneumonia and a normal looking chest X-ray.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2014

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