A 29-year-old male asked:
Would you see an enlarged right heart on a chest CT scan without contrast and CT scan x ray?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay answered
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 by those means. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) usually does a better job. sometimes more specialized tests are needed. However, if this is the 1st time that an enlarged heart was detected, it is best to get it confirmed & identify the cause. GL & TY
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
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