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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more


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Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?

Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?

Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor send me for a chest X-ray after getting an abnormal flow from a spyrometry test wouldn't a c t scan be more appropriate?

Why would my doctor send me for a chest X-ray after getting an abnormal flow from a spyrometry  test wouldn't a c t scan be more appropriate?

Depends on finding: Chest xray involves less irradiation. An obvious abnormality such as large area of atelectasis or large area of airtrapping might show up without the need for CT. If chest xray is normal or equivocal physician might order CT if underlying cause related to diseases not entirely recognizable on ordinary chest radiograph. Subtle air trapping and minor atelectasis could be recognized ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed at ER with atypical chest pain. Yesterday, they called & said I have calcification on my chest x-ray? What does this mean?

Recently diagnosed at ER with atypical chest pain. Yesterday, they called & said I have calcification on my chest x-ray? What does this mean?

Depends: They will need to tell you specifically what is calcified. For example, there may be calcified areas in the lung fields, in the coronary arteries, in the pericardium, or in the aorta. Each of these are evaluated and treated differently. ...Read more

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I had irregular heartbeat, went to ER and they did 3 ecgs, chest x ray, blood test and found nothing. What could this be?

I had irregular heartbeat, went to ER and they  did 3 ecgs, chest x ray, blood test and found nothing. What could this be?

Many: There are many possible causes for palpitation; some related to abnormal heart beat. Monitoring may be required to detect cause and type of rhythm abnormality. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had chest X-ray showed tortuous thoracic aorta. I know I have abnormal EKG also heart murmur. My father passed away at 54 sudden heart attack.?

Had chest X-ray  showed tortuous  thoracic  aorta. I know  I have abnormal  EKG  also heart murmur. My father passed away at 54 sudden heart attack.?

See cardiologist: You may have a family history of cardiac disease and you have a heart murmur. All good reasons to see a cardiologist to assess your risk factors. It's a good idea to know what is causing the murmur. A tortuous aorta by itself may mean nothing. It can be cause by scoliosis or osteoporosis and loss of height. It often just needs to be followed. ...Read more

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Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Not usually: As long as this is not perfomred for a prolonged period of time. Chest xray is low radiation burden but can accumulate if two xrays a week for months.If seriously ill and measure taken to preserve life or cure illness then benefits out weigh risks. ...Read more

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