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Barry F. Jeffries, MD

Radiologist

Dr. Barry Jeffries is a radiologist practicing in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Jeffries specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography exams. These techniques offer accurate visibility to the inside of the patients body and help to detect otherwise hidden illnesses so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.
44 years Experience
Barry F. Jeffries, MD
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Univ of Ks Sch of Med, Kansas City Ks
  • Accepting new patients

Why is a CT scan necessary for pneumonia?

There is no necessity to obtain a CT scan to diagnose pneumonia. However, in certain patients, the purpose of the CT scan is to determine why they developed the pneumonia in READ MORE
There is no necessity to obtain a CT scan to diagnose pneumonia. However, in certain patients, the purpose of the CT scan is to determine why they developed the pneumonia in the first place. Many times there may be a cancer blocking a bronchus to the lung or possibly a retained foreign body and a CT scan would show that finding. Without knowing any other information that would be the best answer for why the CT scan was ordered. It was performed not for the pneumonia but for what caused it.