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My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?

My  cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and  his heart is not visible.?

Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Second Opinion (Definition)

A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more


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Can a radiologist look at my xrays for second opinion?

Can a radiologist look at my xrays for second opinion?

Certainly: Now-a-days it is very simple to have a disc copy of original x-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine, MRI or pet scans. Thus very portable and either a radiologist or other specialist can give a second opinion. However, best to make sure that second opinion is at least of equal or has greater experience that the first opinion. ...Read more

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Xray shows i think t5&6 vert. Almost touch on 1 side due to 30deg scoliosis. Dr. Didn't mention, radiologist did. Felt rushed w/dr. Future concerns?

Xray shows i think t5&6 vert. Almost touch on 1 side due to 30deg scoliosis. Dr. Didn't mention, radiologist did.  Felt rushed w/dr. Future concerns?

Adult Scoliosis: Scoliosis is an an abnormal curvature of the spine. Can increase in size as long as patient is growing . Adult scoliosis is not likely to progress. No treatment usually needed. Everyone has a slight curve. Yours is mild. ...Read more

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Xray shows pleural effusion but radiologist doesnot attempt aspiration with remarks that it is multispace mild effusion 5mm dia what can be it??

Xray shows pleural effusion but radiologist doesnot attempt aspiration with remarks that it is multispace mild effusion 5mm dia what can be it??

Some times no need: pleural effusions don't have to be aspirated especially with out symptoms , like your multi loculated ones attempt may even introduce infection . You have to find what caused and treat the cause. TB is prevalent your part , I am sure your doctor already ruled out tuberculosis and go follow up care. ...Read more

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Can orthopedic read X-ray results or only radiologist?

Can orthopedic read X-ray results or only radiologist?

They often: perform and interpret their own xrays, so the answer is yes. Other types of physicians and nonphysicians(e.g. chiropractors and podiatrists) often interpret specific types of medical imaging studies as well. Radiologists have extensive and intensive training in image interpretation, other providers do not have this level of training. However, they may be sufficiently trained in their niche. ...Read more

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What happens if you do for example a diagnostic radiography course at usyd, does that mean you are a radiologist?

What happens if you do for example a diagnostic radiography course at usyd, does that mean you are a radiologist?

No: A radiologist is a physician with four years of medical school, followed by four years of residency training to become a general radiologist, then one or two additional years if a subspecialty such as neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, breast radiology, is chosen. ...Read more

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Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??

Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??

Lung nodules/lesions: normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray. Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more

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I knew i had scars n my lungs and it shows n my xray..then i glance the comment n the radiologist assessment simple chronic bronchitis, what i do?

I knew i had scars n my lungs and it shows n my xray..then i glance the comment n the radiologist assessment simple chronic bronchitis, what i do?

Lung scars: The scarring doesn't go away. If it is an unchanged, chronic finding, possibly the radiologist just chose to not mention it on the current report. If you are concerned, discuss it with your doctor....the radiologist could take another look and addend the original report with a comment on the scarring. ...Read more

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20 yrs old. Got on inhaler and helped, but still have shortness of breath. Dr said xray look normal, never heard from radiologist though. Lung cancer?

Shortness of breath: Hi, when do u become short of breath? With activity? At rest? Do u wheeze? Any cold recently? Any allergy history? If you have allergy u need treatment for that, if you acid reflux that should be treated,too. If the doctor thinks u have Asthma then maybe adding another kind of Inhaler containing Steroid could help, but you definitely don't have cancer at age 20. Be safe, ...Read more

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