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

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kartik Shah, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Imaging studies may be indicated depending on the underlying etiology of the hyponatremia (eg, chest radiograph in a patient with congestive heart failure).

Usually, a head CT scan is indicated in the patient with altered mental status to ensure that no other underlying cause for the mental status is present.


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