If you are diagnosed with the flu, it is important to follow your doctor’s treatment plan carefully. To diagnose complications, such as influenza pneumonia, your doctor may order a chest CT scan. A CT scan uses energy to scan the lungs and create three-dimensional images. These images can help radiologists pinpoint and detect fluid in the lungs.
Unlike a simple chest x-ray, a chest CT can help doctors see finer details in the lungs. This means they can detect pneumonia that other tests miss. A chest CT also shows images of the bronchi and trachea in greater detail, allowing doctors to determine if pneumonia is related to airway issues.
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At ImageCare Radiology, we offer a variety of diagnostic imaging services, including MRIs, CT Scans, and other chest imaging. If you get the flu, pneumonia, or any upper respiratory infection, a chest CT or chest x-ray may help the doctor find the right treatment for you. Our radiology and imaging centers believe in providing exceptional imaging services whenever you need us. If your doctor has requested any type of imaging service, give us a call today at 973-871-3333 to schedule an appointment or complete our convenient online appointment request form.