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A 23-year-old male asked:

My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so i undergone on it and the impression was normal chest study, both apices are clear. what does it mean? am i possible a ptb candidate?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Often the apical: regions are difficult to assess on a standard chest X-ray due to multiple overlapping structures. A lordotic view is sometimes used to help sort things out in this area. So if that is normal, it is probable that the original finding was spurious. Talk to your doc about the results to make sure.

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