Radiographic Imaging of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Case-Based Review
Lacey Washington, Bryan O'Sullivan-Murphy, Jared D Christensen, H Page McAdams
Radiol Clin North Am . 2022 May;60(3):371-381. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2022.01.011.
The chest radiograph is the most common imaging examination performed in most radiology departments, and one of the more common indications for these studies is suspected infection. Radiologists must therefore be aware of less common radiographic patterns of pulmonary infection if they are to add value in the interpretation of chest radiographs for this indication. This review uses a case-based format to illustrate a range of imaging findings that can be associated with acute pulmonary infection and highlight findings that should prompt investigation for diseases other than community-acquired pneumonia to prevent misdiagnosis and delays in appropriate management.
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