CT Scan May Help With Anthrax Diagnosis

11/30/2001 | CNN

The decision to use a CT scan to test for anthrax would have to be based on "clinical acumen" because the initial phase of anthrax looks like a viral infection instead of a bacteria, according to researchers at the Radiological Society of North America. CT scans show more definitive signs of anthrax, while chest x-rays reveal symptoms, such as fluid around the lungs, that are common in illnesses such as pneumonia.

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