This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages without signing in

Timing as to when to repeat a chest xray (CXR) if consolidation or infection on chest x-ray film

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Follow up of consolidation/infection on Chest Xray (CXR)

  • in some series up to 10% of pneumonia has an underlying lung cancer
    • therefore all consolidation on CXR should be followed to resolution

    • it takes 6 weeks for radiological clearance of pneumonia on CXR (longer with COPD)

    • If not cleared at 6 weeks then refer as two week wait (TWW) with persistent consolidation

Contributor (May 10th 2018):

  • Dr Judith Drought Respiratory Consultant, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, Walsgrave, Coventry Clifford Bridge Rd, Coventry CV2 2DX

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.