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What will a CT scan of chest show vs a chest x-ray?
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
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In brief: CT is more sensitive
Regarding the lungs, ct is more sensitive in detection of pulmonary nodules and masses.
If done with contrast, ct can also detect vascular issues like aortic dissection and aneurysm . Enlarged lymph nodes are also easier to detect on ct. In general, somethings that are easily seen on ct are difficult or impossible to see on chest x-ray.

In brief: CT is more sensitive
Regarding the lungs, ct is more sensitive in detection of pulmonary nodules and masses.
If done with contrast, ct can also detect vascular issues like aortic dissection and aneurysm . Enlarged lymph nodes are also easier to detect on ct. In general, somethings that are easily seen on ct are difficult or impossible to see on chest x-ray.
Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ct
Detects lessions, lymph nodes not seen on cxr , better detail of lung tissue, better resolution.
Cxr have a big role , ct is not appropriate for everything, and you get more radiation with ct.

In brief: Ct
Detects lessions, lymph nodes not seen on cxr , better detail of lung tissue, better resolution.
Cxr have a big role , ct is not appropriate for everything, and you get more radiation with ct.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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