What is the role of chest radiography and high-resolution computed tomography in the workup of polymyositis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Chest radiography and high-resolution CT scanning of the chest are helpful for the evaluation of interstitial lung disease. CT scanning of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis is considered for screening of associated malignancy. Chest radiography may also reveal evidence of associated malignancy.


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