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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

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?

CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?

If it were me, I--: --would. I would want an MRI bone scan. This would give me an idea if solid or cystic, also the nuclear scan would tell me if it is active, ie: destroying bone. The scan would tell me if there is increased bone uptake, meaning the bone is actively being repaired. If @ all suspicious, have it removed. ...Read more

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Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy. ...Read more

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37 wks preg. CT scan of lungs ruled out oulmonary embolism but showed minor dependency change and atelectasis. suggested air trapping. is this concern?

37 wks preg. CT scan of lungs ruled out oulmonary embolism but showed minor dependency change and atelectasis. suggested air trapping. is this concern?

What they: are calling dependent changes are usually normal and simply related to the effect of gravity on your lungs when you lay on your back. "Air trapping" relates to retention of excess air in the lungs or parts of the lungs. The CT findings of air trapping can be seen in normal individuals, but also in asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other entities, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

Treat LPR: If you have ruled out any cardiac and anxiety issue, you will need to get the LPR treated. If treatment failed, you may consider the Linx device. A Cochrane review had noted that treating reflux reduced the symptoms of asthma but did not improve lung function (if you have asthma). Vocal cord dysfunction may be triggered by LPR. Consult GI doctor for the LPR and ENT for vocal cord evaluation. ...Read more

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Couldnt breath & pain in left arm- all test came back neg- CT scan of lungs ekgs bloodwork- no heart attack per dr.- 24 hrs still having same issues?

Couldnt breath & pain in left arm- all test came back neg- CT scan of lungs ekgs bloodwork- no heart attack per dr.- 24 hrs still having same issues?

Cardiac workup: You may not have had a heart attack but still could be having heart pains due to a severely constricted coronary artery. Would talk to your docs about having a stress scan, or ct angiogram which can diagnose blockages that haven't yet caused a heart attack but are possibly causing your pains which may be warnings of an impending heart attack. ...Read more

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How long does a CT scan take of your lungs?

How long does a CT scan take of your lungs?

CT scan: Should not take more than 5-10 minutes at most to actually scan you. If it is ordered with contrast they may have to place an IV and scan you with and without the contrast. ...Read more

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Had CT scan which show the shaped of my lungs are not normal, what can cause the shaped to change. Thanks?

Need more info: Please be more specific. It would help if you can include exact wording from ct report so that i may help you. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more