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What is a chest X ray to R/o pneumonia?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your doctor

suspects pneumonia, is ordering a chest x-ray to confirm it.

In brief: Your doctor

suspects pneumonia, is ordering a chest x-ray to confirm it.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. E. Regina Widman
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CXR will confirm dx

Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia.
Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneumonia & patients can have significant bronchitis symptoms associated with wheezing. When listening to a patient's lungs who has asthmatic bronchitis, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose pneumonia & CXR may be ordered.Treatment depends on report

In brief: CXR will confirm dx

Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia.
Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneumonia & patients can have significant bronchitis symptoms associated with wheezing. When listening to a patient's lungs who has asthmatic bronchitis, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose pneumonia & CXR may be ordered.Treatment depends on report
Dr. E. Regina Widman
Dr. E. Regina Widman
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Diagnose pneumonia

Chest radiograph usually taken to confirm pneumonia when patient has fever and cough and some findings on clinical examination that are compatible with pneumonia.

In brief: Diagnose pneumonia

Chest radiograph usually taken to confirm pneumonia when patient has fever and cough and some findings on clinical examination that are compatible with pneumonia.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Chest

radiograph is used to check for lung infection.
It is a pretty routine examination for somebody with symptoms. In children it can be replaced with ultrasound.

In brief: Chest

radiograph is used to check for lung infection.
It is a pretty routine examination for somebody with symptoms. In children it can be replaced with ultrasound.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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