What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of opioid abuse?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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For addiction, in case of historical or clinical evidence of IV drug abuse, perform an x-ray of the lungs (eg, history of injecting drugs contaminated with microcrystalline talc) to search for evidence of pulmonary fibrosis.


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