What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Imaging studies are generally helpful in detecting suspected pneumonia and identifying the presence of complications. However, only occasionally do radiologic studies suggest specific pathogens. [55]


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