What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of atelectasis?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020
  • Author: Tarun Madappa, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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Chest radiographs and CT scans may demonstrate direct and indirect signs of lobar collapse. [8] Direct signs include displacement of fissures and opacification of the collapsed lobe.


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