Can chest x-ray detect Influenza infection?
A chest Xray or CT cannot identify influenza!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
A chest X-ray or any other imaging test cannot detect influenza. Influenza is a virus and cannot be seen with any imaging test. The best test to identify influenza is a culture to grow the virus and isolate for identification. This is rarely done.
Xray and CT scans are only used when there is a complication like pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. This would tell us there is such an infection cannot specifically say this is caused by influenza.
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Are you asking about emphyaema?
Please, check if you are talking about emphysema which is abnormal dilatation of the lungs. If this is the correct term, yes an Xray and CT scan can see it. If that is not exactly what you are asking for, try rephrasing the question again.
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