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Could a pulmonary function test rule out emphysema 100%?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Pulmonary function tests are the definitive way to rule out emphysema if they are normal.

In brief: Yes

Pulmonary function tests are the definitive way to rule out emphysema if they are normal.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 99%

It is possible to have a normal lung function even when there is clear evidence on a ct scan showing changes of emphysema.
In those cases, medications are not usually needed.

In brief: 99%

It is possible to have a normal lung function even when there is clear evidence on a ct scan showing changes of emphysema.
In those cases, medications are not usually needed.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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