Plain chest radiography shows normal lung volumes, with characteristic patchy unilateral or bilateral consolidation.
Diagnosis is made by studying the cause of the injury, physical examination and chest radiography.
Although chest radiography is an important part of the diagnosis, it is often not sensitive enough to detect the condition early after the injury.
Shortcomings of chest radiography in detecting Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
Exposed people usually remain asymptomatic long after the nodules are apparent on chest radiography.
In about 50% of the patients, thymomas/thymic carcinomas are detected by chance with plain-film chest radiography.
Some conditions that predispose to bronchitis may be indicated by chest radiography.
Given the need to exclude infection, chest radiography and urinalysis are usually performed.
About 175 cc of pleural fluid will cause a blunted costophrenic angle discernible on chest radiography.
Regular chest radiography and sputum examination programs were not effective in reducing mortality from lung cancer.