A member asked:

What is calcific foci in chest x ray does it signify any thing related for purpose i did the test - tb test.does it have anything related to smoking?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

The calcified lesion in itself is not of concern. For example in the area I live inhaling spores from plants is common and the body calcifies these over time and the calcifications are seen on xray. A TB granuloma can get calcified which is typically good and means the TB is being "walled off". Tumors can get calcified too. You will have to talk to your provider about the results.

Answered Jul 29, 2016



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