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chest x ray results for pneumonia

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: chest xray images are ready at most institutions/facilities in minutes. The radiologist will then generally read the study at some point that day, an ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It is unlikely: that it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them se ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
"Unremarkable": Common medical jargon for "no abnormality" or "normal". There is nothing on the xray to remark on.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Ask doctor: I would ask your doctor who ordered the x-ray what the finding represents and if any treatment is necessary.
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience in Radiology
Yes: A chest x-ray can miss a small infection or cancer. If symptoms persist a repeat chest x-ray or ct scan should be done.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 years experience in 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes and no: Chest x-ray can show the lymph nodes in the center(mediastinum) of the cheat. It also shows lungs(which are rarely involved by lymphoma). But lymphoma ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
CTs: There is risk of cancer with cat scans. But the risk is small. More the exposure, more the risk.
A member asked:
Dr. Jayshree Chander
30 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Pleural effusion: It sounds like you are concerned you have a pleural effusion along with the pneumonia you were diagnosed with. A pleural effusion would have been seen ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dean
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not the best test: A high resolution CT chest would be the best study to evaluate fibrotic lung disease.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Ct: Detects lessions, lymph nodes not seen on cxr , better detail of lung tissue, better resolution. Cxr have a big role , ct is not appropriate for ever ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Not sure: Not sure what your exact question is but a pa and lateral cxr will show many potential problems with the heart, lungs, and surrounding bones.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience in Family Medicine
In most cases: While it's true that no test is 100%, ct's are very sensitive and specific. Especially in your case -where you're dealing with significant symptoms - ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Lots: There is a lot more detail and information in an mri. For example, blood vessels and lymph nodes are much better evaluated using mri.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Possibly,: but without further details about the lung abnormality, it is impossible to say. There are many, many times of lung abnormalities, some of little or ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Chest x-ray can often show pulmonary Aspiration however small amount it may not show or it may not be visible for a couple of days on chest x-ray
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
See below: Prob not a pulmonary embolism but certainly good thing to rule out. I prefer ct pulmonary angiogram to vent perfusion but it should be adequate.
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Chest CT: is the best way to evaluate concerns raised by conventional chest x-ray. That is the reason for the recommendation.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of th ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Common : ask your doctor usually they. Check for TB and rarely other disease can present with apical scarring
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Liver no.'s: Not that bad- follow up nodular density with pcp, not much to do with aorta- were you a smoker? Are your lipids normal? --see your pcp.
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A male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Blood vessels : The lungs are very vascular. So it is not unusual to see them. Depends on why you had the test. Sometimes pneumonia can begin with an increase in thes ... Read More

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