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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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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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Abnormal CT scan of chest what could this be? Ct scan of chest

Abnormal CT scan of chest what could this be? Ct scan of chest

Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read more

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Chest xray came back abnormal two weeks later i find out i now need a CT scan - does this mean cancer?

Chest xray came back abnormal two weeks later i find out i now need a CT scan - does this mean cancer?

Not usually: Most of the abnormalities seen on a chest xray are not cancer. Old (or new) infections, scarring or fibrosis, benign sclerosis in a rib and benign tumors of the lung or lung lining are all possible, as well as lung cancer. A chest xray can sometimes predict if lung cancer is more likely, but a ct will provide a more definite assessment of the likelihood of cancer. A biopsy is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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If chest xray comes back abnormal and a CT scan is needed - does that mean cancer? If not cancer what are other possible answers

If chest xray comes back abnormal and a CT scan is needed - does that mean cancer? If not cancer what are other possible answers

Not usually: Most of the abnormalities seen on a chest xray are not cancer. Old (or new) infections, scarring or fibrosis, benign sclerosis in a rib and benign tumors of the lung or lung lining are all possible, as well as lung cancer. A chest xray can sometimes predict if lung cancer is more likely, but a ct will provide a more definite assessment of the likelihood of cancer. A biopsy is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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What are intrapulmonary lymph nodes? Are they the same as preffisurral nodules and if they are found on chest ct scan is this abnormal?? Or Cancerous?

What are intrapulmonary lymph nodes? Are they the same as preffisurral nodules and if they are found on chest ct scan is this abnormal?? Or Cancerous?

Explanation: No, it is not the same. Intrapulmonary lymph nodes are abnormal findings , but could be benign!! And accidental findings related old infection. You have to discuss this with your doctor, please. ...Read more

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Neurology question concerning a abnormal paraneoplastic panel i was told that my panel had abnormalities in it and that I should have a chest CT scan done and a lambert eaton test and a never conduction study as well. I went to the neurologist because my

Neurology question concerning a abnormal paraneoplastic panel i was told that my panel had abnormalities in it and that I should have a chest CT scan done and a lambert eaton test and a never conduction study as well. I went to the neurologist because my

Lambert-Eaton : Lambert-eaton syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder associated with abnormal antibodies to what are called voltage gated calcium channels. These are channels in the membrane of the nerve part of the nerve-muscle junction. When a signal travels along the nerve to a muscle cell the tip of the nerve makes contact with the muscle cell and forms what is called a neuro-muscular junction. A substance called acetylcholine (a neuro-transmitter) is released into the neuromuscular junction and attaches to receptors on the muscle. The acetylcholine then causes potential changes in the membrane and the muscle cell is activated. The role of the voltage gated channels are to allow for the release of the acetylcholine. If abnormal antibodies are attached to the channels, the acetylcholine can't be released. This results in les. Les is sometimes confused with myasthenia gravis, a condition in which other antibodies are attacking the receptor sites at the nerve muscle junction. Both conditions can cause muscle weakness because both affect the function of the nerve muscle junction. The vgcc (voltage gated calcium channel) antibodies are often seen in people with certain types of lung and thymus tumors sometimes long before the tumor is actually found. A chest ct scan would be done to look for a tumor. An EMG and nerve conduction test would help distinguish between les and mg. There is an association between autoimmune disorders and les not related to small cell tumors of the lung. There are treatments available. It is good that you don't have ms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath and pain in left breast chest CT scan normal X-ray normal abg normal EKG abnormal oxygen saturation normal?

It may be the heart!: You need to have your heart checked by a good cardiologist. The best test for you is a session of multifunction cardiogram. It is accurate, affordable and stress, drug and radiation free! good luck! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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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


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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