1 doctor weighed in:
What are the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray when she is sick?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Several
The primary indications i would use include abnormal breath sounds on exam, unexplained fever & breathing rate faster than explained by fever alone.
Other indicators such as pain in areas of the chest , back or abdominal may suggest a pneumonia.

In brief: Several
The primary indications i would use include abnormal breath sounds on exam, unexplained fever & breathing rate faster than explained by fever alone.
Other indicators such as pain in areas of the chest , back or abdominal may suggest a pneumonia.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors