is a condition in which one or more areas of your collapse or don’t inflate properly.
About Diagnosis of Atelectasis
Your doctor will diagnose based on your signs and symptoms and the results from tests and procedures. Atelectasis might be detected as a result of a x ray done for an underlying lung condition.
usually is diagnosed by a radiologist, pulmonologist (lung specialist), emergency medicine physician, or a primary care doctor (such as a pediatrician, internal medicine specialist, or family practitioner).
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
The most common test used to diagnose is a x ray. A chest x ray is a painless test that creates pictures of the structures inside your chest, such as your , , and .
Your doctor also may recommend a computed tomography (to-MOG-rah-fee) scan, or chest CT scan. This test creates precise pictures of the structures in your chest. A chest CT scan is a type of x ray. However, the pictures from a…