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what does anx-rayshow?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
What r u looking at: X rays can show bony abnormalities like fractures, tumors, lung problems like pneumonia, tumors, collapse, fluid around lungs, enlarged heart, bowel obstruction, evidence of perforation, certain joint problems and a whole lot more. Ct is computerized cross sectional views: higher resolution-find more, but more radiation; sono sound wave, MRI sometimes used: no radiation. Each has strength/limits.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
It depends: Which body part is being imaged. Agree with dr. Heller.

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Does paget's disease show up on an x-ray?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Yes: In fact, paget's disease is commonly discovered on xrays done for another reason. It is a disease of abnormally forming bone that most commonly affects the spine, pelvis, femur, sacrum or skull. It can affect one or more of those areas. Often it causes no symptoms. Sometimes it is discovered because of an abnormaly high blood test called an alkaline phosphatatase.
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Will the effects of smoking show on my x-ray?

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Dr. Susan Woods
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Eventually: By the time you have abnormalities on tests such as lung x-rays, you have very serious disease. Smoking narrows blood vessels (everywhere), damages skin and lung tissue (leads to asthma, emphysema) and causes cancer. Even tobacco companies have to report ingredients - 50 of which are known carcinogens! xrays are not a good test for damage. Quit help call 800-quit-now.
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Can an X-ray show calcification or bronchovascular markings?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Sometimes: Calcifications are readily seen on chest radiograph particularly if several millimeters in diameter. Major bronchi can be seen. Smaller bronchi become evident when walls thicken secondary to coughing, viral infection, or smoking.Vascular markngs are normally seen because veins and arteries contain blood. Vascular markings can increase in infection, heart failure, and with congenital heart disease
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What do black and white areas show in a X ray?

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Dr. Andrea Lundell
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X-ray: Simply, the black areas on an x-ray are where relatively higher numbers of x-rays were able to pass through the patient and hit the film and cause it to turn black. The white areas are where something was in front of the x-ray film that stopped the x-rays from reaching the film, like bone or metal.
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Can rotation of vertebrae show up on X-ray?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
That would depend on the x-ray or x-rays. The common front/back & side view may provide a suggestion based on rib placement if the rotation involves those segments. Oblique views may provide more information as would a CT of the spine.

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