A 50-year-old male asked:
My x-ray shows a nodular opacity in right lung. i had a ctscan and it does not show it; in the ct scan everything is clear. which one is more accurate?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisheranswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
CT: Xray is a very blunt tool but cheap. Ct is very precise but expensive.
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Dr. Mazen Ghanianswered
Radiology 26 years experience
CT: Is more accurate. A nodular opacity on chest radiograph may be due to several things including a lung nodule, old rib fracture, rib lesion, soft tissue lesion, or a blood vessel seen on end.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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