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A 28-year-old female asked:

My ct scan says i have dependent atelectasis changes of the lung bases identified what that means?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It most: likely is not significant, and simply related to gravity and/or a less than complete depth of inspiration at the moment of the scan. Atelectasis in this case means that small portions of the lung are not filled with air/collapsed. It is relatively common as an incidental finding on CT.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
I agree and correlating the findings to clinical and pulmonary function testing will help to better define
Nov 29, 2015

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