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I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

I had a abnormal c x-ray it showed a density in the retrocardic area of lungs what does it mean?

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

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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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 ..

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

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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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What can lung X-ray detect?

What can lung X-ray detect?

Lung X-ray: is the most frequently requested examination. The chest x-ray is performed to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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Can hyperinflated lungs on X-ray be wrong?

Can hyperinflated lungs on X-ray be wrong?

Can be: With young, healthy people who are able to take and hold a very deep inspiration, the lungs may appear hyperinflated on the chest x-ray when they are actually normal. ...Read more

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Could an X-ray of a lung be enough to prove your healthy?

Could an X-ray of a lung be enough to prove your healthy?

No: No because it doesnt take into account the whole rest of your body. See your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell looking at an X-ray if someone has lung cancet?

Can a dr tell looking  at an X-ray if someone has lung cancet?

Its a start: An abnormality on a plane chest x-ray can suggest a mass but not diagnose what it is. A ct scan or MRI can assist with further diagnosis but the gold standard is to get a biopsy of the tissue, usually with a fine needle and await a pathology report. ...Read more

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Do I have to worry if my X-ray results is equivocal opacities on the upper right of my lungs?

Do I have to worry if my X-ray results is equivocal opacities on the upper right of my lungs?

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

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Is coughing during the test of X-ray can cause hyperaeration of lungs as what stated in conclusion?

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

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I am smoking from last 3 year....Can i measure it how it affected my lungs and other part? Can it come in X-ray ?

I am smoking from last 3 year....Can i measure it how it affected my lungs and other part? Can it come in X-ray ?

Probably not.: Not likely enough smoking to be seen on xray or on standar pulmonary function testing, but the damage is likely there and accumulating with time. Stop now while you are ahead. ...Read more