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Flu Season Complicates Screening for Anthrax

November 29, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Although CT scans can help quickly diagnose cases of inhaled anthrax, the flu season poses new challenges for doctors who must decide whether patients need to receive the advanced imaging, experts said.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Galvin of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and two doctors who treated anthrax patients in Virginia and New York were at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting in Chicago to discuss the deadly disease.

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