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Prominent interstitial markings

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Chest x-ray feature: "prominent interstitial markings bilaterally" describes a way that a chest x-ray looks. The lungs normally look dark on an x-ray, with faint whitish l... Read More
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
X-ray Findings: This phrase is often used to describe the appearance of a person's lungs on a chest x ray. It can, but may not necessarily, mean an excess of fluid wi... Read More
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Chest X-ray?: I assume you mean on a chest x-ray? It can mean a lot of things, including old scarring, new infection or fluid overall.

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on other health issues going on. Chest xrays w/ prominent interstitial markings include a large variety of abnormal processes such as inflamm... Read More
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Interstitial marking: An infection alone can cause the pulmonary markings in the lungs to change. More than likely that is the cause. If your doctor thinks a follow-up x-ra... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
I am not sure: But i believe that the radiologist is saying that the vessels at the hilum are prominent and is indicative of chronic bronchitic changes (an inflammat... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 40 years experience
Subtile finding: Normal bronchial walls are hard to see on a chest x ray (arrows in pic). If they are thickened one can see them a little more. Even so, it is a tough ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
X-Ray: The virus can also create this appearance -- your doctor may recommend a follow up chest x-ray in 6-8 weeks to confirm resolution of these findings.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: joint narrowing suggest damage. The chest x ray findings may be related to infection or to interstitial lung disease secondary to the RA. This individ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It is an xray: finding, not a specific diagnosis. There are numerous potential acute and chronic processes that can produce this finding. So your doctor needs to de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Thickening: of the lung interstitial tissues that is long-standing. There are enough potential causes to fill a textbook. Talk to your doctor about what it means... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Can be anything: These markings can be scarring, fluid, or infection. It is a very nonspecific term that radiologists use.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Several things: Interstitial markings in lungs are characterized by lines and dots with disease processes affecting the intersititium.Interstitium, lace-like network ... Read More