Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

aspiration pneumonia chest x ray

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Insignificant: The x-ray systems today use a fraction of the dose that was used even 20 years ago. The accumulated dose you cite is insignificant.
1
1 thank
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
While x-ray 2x/day: Is not what we do for normal kids, your son has a serious medical problem, and they want to minimize inspired oxygen, and check his progress to save h ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: There was a media flap some years about after a laughably bad journal study claimed that thousands of people were dying each year from routine chest x ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
29 years experience Family Medicine
Concerning..: If you are having chest pain with those diagnoses, and aren't better after treatment, you should be seen right away. I would suggest going to the er ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Typically, the pain caused by respiratory infection is worse with deep breath and cough. If yours meets those criteria, then it's likely related. If y ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait a day or two: If you don't develop cough, shortness of breath, or high fever within 1-2 days, you will know you don't have pneumonia. If any doubt, contact your doc ... Read More
Dr. Saleem Saiyad
24 years experience Cardiology
Rare chance: It is certainly possible but you should have some symptoms if you did get it.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
16 years experience Family Medicine
Crackles: Aspiration pneumonia is most commonly characterized by the sound of 'crackles' in the lung bases. This crackling sound is more commonly heard in the r ... Read More
12
12 thanks
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
35 years experience Pulmonology
You are correct: Mild bacterialpneumonia generally means there is less lung involved and the person with the infection "stable" with normal blood pressure, heart rate ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Yes: You could have a small or minor pneumonia or one in a hard place to see on chest x-ray but in general, if the x-ray is clear, you probably don't have ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Looks different: Pneumonia is a patchy or consolidated infiltrate, and TB are smaller cavitay lesions or spots in the lung.
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If you: are referring to foreign body aspiration, an expiratory film may provide additional information, because if the aspirated object has occluded a bronch ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia. : Chest x-ray findings of an ammonia can take at least two months to clear even after appropriate and adequate treatment. So the persistence of this x-r ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
46 years experience Family Medicine
CXR will confirm dx: Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia. Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneu ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month