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What are the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray when she is sick?

What are the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray when she is sick?

Several: The primary indications i would use include abnormal breath sounds on exam, unexplained fever & breathing rate faster than explained by fever alone. Other indicators such as pain in areas of the chest , back or abdominal may suggest a pneumonia. ...Read more

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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Is the chest X-ray 2 times in a week is safe for my 7 yrs old child?

Is the chest X-ray  2 times in a week is safe for my 7 yrs old child?

WHY?: Depends. If there is an important reason why a 7 yr old needs that frequent an x-ray evaluation and not getting the x-ray resulted in harm then the x-rays would be safer than not getting them. Otherwise, the small but not zero risk of exposure cannot be justified. Why would this need to be done and for how long? ...Read more

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Let me know the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray or CBC when he or she is sick?

Let me know the general indications used to determine if a child gets a chest X-ray or CBC when he or she is sick?

Symptoms: The tests done when a patient presents to a physician are based on the patient's past illnesses, age and, especially, presenting symptoms. A physician will do a physical exam and history to assess how ill the child is and go from there to decide what type of further testing, if any, will be required. ...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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A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the right upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean. ?

A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the  right  upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean.  ?

Previous infection: Scarring usually represents changes from old infectious disease or previous surgery. Most common infection is granulomatous like TB. Scarring usually means disease is not active, ...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?

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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Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?

Need more info: First step would be to compare to an old cxr. If no previous cxr for comparison then consider f/u in 6 weeks or ct scan of chest if the patient has risk factors. ...Read more

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My dad (76 yrs) had a chest X-ray and it was reported that there is a hilar soft tissue lesion -28x30mm and plate atelectatsis. Should i be concerned?

My dad (76 yrs) had a chest X-ray and it was reported that there is a hilar soft tissue lesion -28x30mm and plate atelectatsis. Should i be concerned?

Yes: The hilar soft tissue needs to be further evaluated - best next test would be a contrast enhanced chest ct. The plate-like atelectasis is benign, but would also be seen on the ct (if persistent). ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more