What is the role of chest CT scanning in the workup of hypoventilation syndromes?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest may be performed for the same reasons as chest radiography. However, a CT scan is more sensitive for detecting disease and may reveal abnormalities not seen on a chest radiograph, having greater sensitivity, for example, in detecting emphysema, diaphragm abnormalities, and skeletal thoracic abnormalities.

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