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Chest xray result-Suspicious densities seen in both upper lungs?

Chest xray result-Suspicious densities seen in both upper lungs?

R/o Tb: In the area you live, having had TB is likely cause. If confirmed, then you may need treatment. However one needs to rule out other causes as well and thus you do need to consult a pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Hi. my friends chest xray reveals suspicious density overlying the 5th right posterior rib. what does it suggest? is there a chance that this is TB?

Hi. my friends chest xray reveals suspicious density overlying the 5th right posterior rib. what does it suggest? is there a chance that this is TB?

You need a CT: Your question is very nonspecific my friend. "Suspicious" is a vague term without clarification of what it is suspicious for. Could it be a density as dense as bone? Then it might be something growing from the rib. If not quite as dense, it could be anything from pneumonia to cancer. TB is also possible. A CT scan will help narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things - can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patient contact their doctor to see what recommended followup is for them. There are definitely possibilities other than cancer. ...Read more

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Chest XRay show triangular density mostly due to overlap bronchovascular tree Normal? No symptoms I did it to see if there are enlargement lymph nodes

Chest XRay show triangular density mostly due to overlap bronchovascular tree
Normal?
No symptoms
I did it to see if there are enlargement lymph nodes

Should recheck it: Since you are young and asymptomatic, you can have your chest X-Ray repeated in one year. If this shadow changes in size, then a CT scan of the chest is the best test to see it better and obtain its size. Most likely it is nothing of consequence unless you have associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Our report says Chest Apical Lordotic for RUL density ob chest xray: Chest CT is needed to further ealuate the preciously described findings as well?

Our report says Chest Apical Lordotic for RUL density ob chest xray:  Chest CT is needed to further ealuate the preciously described findings as well?

Chest CT: is the best way to evaluate concerns raised by conventional chest x-ray. That is the reason for the recommendation. ...Read more

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In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base. Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact. what does this me?

In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base.  Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact.  what does this me?

Mgt: There may be an inflammatory, fibrotic or infectious process in that area. More information is needed about your clinical history and symptoms to narrow the diagnosis.
A TB test should be performed if you have not had one in the last six months. ...Read more

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What does density in a chest xray mean?

What does density in a chest xray mean?

Usually opacity: Density or consolidation on chest x-ray is increased density replacing normally clear ventilated lung.. Density is usually nonspecific and can represent pneumonia, hemorrhage, collapsed lung, tumor, fluid, etc.There are different dnesities going from lucent lungs (least dense), to fat, soft tisue and bone (most dense) on chest x-ray ...Read more

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My chest xray result is - suspicious apical densities. What does this mean?

My chest xray result is - suspicious apical densities. What does this mean?

Non specific: Suspicious apical densities usually means some density seen in apex of lung. Could be scarring and old disease or some active disease. I had previous xray exam the two can be compared if not changing probably old disease or scars. Of course infections, tumors, or atelectasis
(volume loss are other possibilities. Ask your doctor for more specifics and whether further testing needed or followup. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my chest xray result is - suspicious apical densities.?

It sounds like: you will probably need a chest CT to further evaluate this. The radiologist may be concerned that there might be a mass or nodule in the upper part of the lung. ...Read more

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Had a abnormal chest x-ray it says vertical density in the retrocardic region what does it mean?

Had a abnormal chest x-ray it says vertical density in the retrocardic region what does it mean?

Vertical density: many possibilities. You need to follow up with your doctor to find anwers to your questions. You may need to see a chest specialist e.g. a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I had a chest X-ray done as a follow up they found a 1.5 inch "density" in the original X-ray taken in August. It hasn't changed but what could it be?

Many things...: A nodule on X-ray is non-specific. Density means a certain area of the lung has either more fluid or tissue than air, so this could represent an infection, scarring from prior infection, a lymph node, or (worst scenario) a tumor or cancer (more likely if u r a smoker or hang around air pollution workplace). If it hasn't changed in 6 mo, it is good news; however, ur pulmonologist & u shd keep tabs ...Read more

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There is a suspicious densities on the result of my chest xray, what does it mean? I didnt have a cough or i was not sick either. Thanks

There is a suspicious densities on the result of my chest xray, what does it mean? I didnt have a cough or i was not sick either. Thanks

Densities in chest: It means that there is something showing up in your chest x-ray. Where do you live? If in midwest would wonder about histoplasmosis but need more information. Why was chest x-ray done. Are you a spelunker for example. Or have your ever cleaned out a chicken house full of droppings? Happy to do 2nd opinion. Do a wikipedia on history FYI. Do you have HIV? ...Read more

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Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Punctate metallic density or calcific density projects over right lateral anterior chest wall. Xray results. What does this mean?

Chest films: It would help to be able to see the x-ray. This is often a foreign body, bullets being very common, or there can be a calcified lymph node. You need to ask your doctor about this since they can get further studies to better define the source of this. Actually if you were wearing clothing or a piece of jewelry, or a prior surgical clip that may be the source. ...Read more

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Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Calcified node: Usually calcification in hilum on chest xray represent a calcified lymph node related to old non active infection such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis. This sometimes is associated with calcified nodule in the same lung, particularly tb. Other less common causes are in patients with lymphoma who have been treated successfully. Usually there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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My chest xray shows that i have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am i able to work with this.

My chest xray shows that i have fibrohazed densities in my right upper lobe suggestive of PTB. Is this harmful? Am i able to work with this.

Pulmonologist: This xray finding doesn't answer whether this is tb or whether it's active or dormant. It's important that you be evaluated by a pulmonologist or a specialist in infectious disease and the appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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Hi, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view , shows some reticulonodular densities at my right upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity.Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Hi, I was diagnosed with my chest apicolordotic view , shows some reticulonodular densities at my right  upper lung field suggestive of PTB undetermined activity.Can this densities would clear after treatment?

Possibly: They may..but its not a 100% certainty. If calcium makes up a significant proportion of the nodular growth..it may be there permanently. A CT of your chest is needed for sure. A pulmonary and infectious disease consult should be included as well. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB . The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment . Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Hi, I had a ct of my chest with and without contrast my results only showed asymmetric breast densities, greater on the left and im a male is this bad?

Could just be skin: fold shadows on the CT, though CTs are pretty sensitive to densities that can be differentiated. I would have a professional clinician examine you to see if there is breast tissue or augmentation going on... Though whether or not it is bad depends on what that clinician found... ...Read more

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What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

What could a "Small density 1cm lung nodule "be , seen on chest xray , chances of malignancy ?

Need more info: smoker? Any other history?
Malignancy always possible but could be scar or benign nodule. Should be followed or biopsy for definitive diagnosis if feasible. ...Read more

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Radiation damage from cxrs n 2 ct? Ct2004chest n ct2010 of abd n pelv + 12 cxrs in past 4 years last cxr show scarr. N osseous density stop tests or CT chest?

Radiation damage from cxrs n 2 ct? Ct2004chest n ct2010 of abd n pelv + 12 cxrs in past 4 years last cxr show scarr. N osseous density stop tests or CT chest?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out:
http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html
and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more

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What is the significance of osseous density adjacent to rib in chest xray results? Should I have CT for clarification?

What is the significance of osseous density adjacent to rib in chest xray results? Should I have CT for clarification?

Osseous density: Most likely it's a benign bone island adjacent to a rib, however, this is not universal and depends on why the xray was done. You will need to discuss this case with the doc who ordered it and see what should be done next. ...Read more

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Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Chest xray what does small bone island 3rd left post rib, osseous density adjacent left 1st ant rib, low dens areas in clavicles scalpula humeri mean?

Follow up...: It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history.

A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the bone, but you also mention low density areas in the clavicles, scapula and humeri.

Be sure to follow up with your referring physician about the significance of these findings.

I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ct chest w/contrast found multiple tiny nodular densities within lung parenchyma. How serious is it. I get sob when i bend over or do yoga exercise. ?

Possibly: These are unlikely to cause shortness of breath. Most commonly these nodules are evidence of a prior infection such as histoplasmosis, especially if you have resided in the ohio river valley, or less likely tuberculosis. These are known as granulomas.
However, other causes are also possible. Your doctor that referred you for the scan should be able to determine if you need more tests. ...Read more

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Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring. Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Please explain what these CT findings mean and thank you so much ahead of time. Pleural based nodule in right upper chest size-2x6mm. A slightly asymmetric biapical plueroparenchymal scarring.  Also small calcific densities measuring 3.5 mm in the right l

Most likely OK: Small pleural based nodule is most likely a granuloma (left over from prior infection) but could conceivably be a small cancer. You will most likely be followed with ct, especially if you are a smoker. If there is no growth it is probably just a small granuloma and no biopsy is necessary. Biapical pleural parenchymal scarring is very common, but may also be followed. Calcific densities r likely ok. ...Read more

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Hi My chest ct scan showed nodules , tiny. Calcified and called nodular densities. No further testing Recommended. Could it be Mets from unknown ?

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My chest ct scan showed nodules , tiny. Calcified and called nodular densities. No further testing Recommended. Could it be Mets from unknown ?

Unlikely: Calcified nodules are not mets.
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Chest CT says subcentimeter diameter parenchymal densities what does that mean also faint 6mm ground glass in medial aspect l upper lobe is stable?

Follow up: Small nodules are hard to diagnose as biopsy can miss them. Furthermore, it seems there are several in your case. Depending on the size things like pet scan can give us clues but usually we follow with another imaging to see if they are changing or growing. Ggo (ground glass opacities are the same) and it seems stable in your case. I am sure another ct is anticipated. ...Read more