Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A pneumothorax is generally diagnosed using a chest X-ray. In some cases, computerized tomography (CT) scan may be needed to provide more detailed images. CT scanners combine X-ray images taken from many different directions to produce cross-sectional views of internal structures.

March 18, 2014

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