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Abnormal Lung X Ray
See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the first place? ...Read more
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
Husband shot @ age 8 & bullet of .22 entered lower back by spine & lodged in lung above stomach. Too risky 2 remove@ the time. New X-ray abnormal ..
Could not read: I could not read the last part of your question and it probably is the most important part to answer the question. People who have a scar in the lungs from any reason are at risk for developing what is called scar carcinoma. ...Read more
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
Depends: It really depends on why you got the xray. If you had symptoms of pneumonia for example, and thats why you got it - maybe those opacities are pneumonia. If you are a smoker, and you weren't symptomatic - it wouldn't be unreasonable to get a ct and settle it (a ct will define those opacities [show what they are]). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?
No: Coughing causes movement and blurriness of xr or called movement artifacts. If the ribs and organs are clearly delineated, it would then be a good xr and the findings as noted would be accurate. ...Read more