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infiltrates on chest x ray

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (mo ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Pneumonia: A focal infiltrate would be a localized area of the lung that is relatively un-inflated with air compared to the rest of the lung. This can be from pn ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
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Pneumonias, cancers,: Pneumonias, cancers, scars chronic lung disease, and many others.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Meaning there may: be a subtle pneumonia present on the left. The lingula is part of the left upper lobe of the lung.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Symptoms?: If you are having symptoms, additional pulmonary testing and imaging may provide a diagnosis.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Not if needed: The radiation dose from a chest x-ray is relatively low with modern equipment. If there is a medical indication for that type of frequent follow-up th ... Read More
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Dr. Maritza Baez
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No: If you are healthy, no.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
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Ah, "haziness".....: Anything that increases density--which in lungs would usually be fluid or infection--either pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs) or infection ( ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Halin
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Medical school: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship, 4 years of Radiology residency and possibly a fellowship.

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