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Abnormal Chest X Ray Results
Quite rapid tody: In these modern times the results from digital exams are usually faxed to referring doctor in rapid fashion, once study is dictated. My physicians receive reports in less than a minute after my dictation. The physician has to look at reports. My advice is to call office manager of physician who requested study. I have found this results in more satisfactory response than speaking to receptionist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?
It is unlikely: That it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them sent to the radiologist to compare with the new one. That could solve the issue without any additional tests. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more
My chest X-ray result shows mild pleural-parenchymal tenting what does this mean & what I suppose to take for it?
Depends: Would need to hear the detailed report to be sure but this usually refers to evidence that someone had TB in the past and it has left a scar. If you were treated for TB then likely nothing more will need to be done. If you have never been treated, you may need to be treated for either active or latent TB. This decision would be based on your history and symptoms. ...Read more
Right apical plueral thickening to my chest x-ray result 07-26-17. I have been expose to asbestose but my previus x-ray last 02-27-17 it shows normal?
Chest X-ray result- Fibronodular shadows seen in the left apex PPD - 20mm Sputum smear 1st&2nd - AFB = 0. Do I have an active or inactive TB?
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
Not necessarily: You should not have to wait too long. Usually report delivered to referring physician in matter of minutes in todays electronic world. I would contact physician or office manager to find out reason for delay. You are entitled to results in reasonable amount of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I had a chest X-ray last thursday march 6, 2014. I'm still waiting for the results. How long do I have to wait?
Difficult to say: I would need to know your history and see the films ...Read more
Hello, today I received my results from a chest x-Ray and it said my lungs are hyperextended what does that mean?
X-Ray: You need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more
If I was sent for a chest x-ray, would the person doing the xray be able to see the results or just the doc?
The doc reads X-ray: The person taking the film is usually a technologist. They are trained to take the images but are not trained in image interpretation. Their medical training is limited as well. The radiologist reading the study has at least 5 years of training after medical school in image interpretation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I did a chest x-ray. Its results says a very mild dextroscoliosis in the dorsolumbar spine. Is it something to worry about?!
See answer: Dextroscoliosis indicates a curvature of the spine (in your case mild and towards the right – “dextro”). This usually is a developmental variant, and not of clinical significance. As your dr. If you have continued concern but it should not be something to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my spyrometry test came back abnormal. Would my doctor be able to diagnose by its reading or wud she have to apply a chest x ray?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 year old, went for a chest x ray, the doctor wants to discuss the results, do they have to discuss the results no matter if there normal or not?
Something abnormal: No; there is probably something abnormal there. ...Read more