Diagnostic Imaging
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Radiography provides a rapid, noninvasive mechanism for evaluating structures within and surrounding the thorax. Because the changes seen on thoracic radiographs are often indicative of systemic disease (and may be nonspecific), the clinician needs to keep the patient, signalment, physical examination, and other laboratory findings in mind when prioritizing the differential diagnoses.

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