A 32-year-old female asked:
What does punctate adjacent calcification for a pulmonary nodule mean? i asked where it was and it's in the lower lobe and then they called it noncalcified. what does that mean? how could it change like that on the report?
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Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Pulmonary nodule: Interpreting chest xrays is partly art, partly science. It's not always certain whether a spot is calcified or not. Calcified spots often indicate an older lesion, perhap a healed infection -- but not always. With or without calcification, if this is a new xray finding, additional testing likely will be necessary. Keep working with your doctor.
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