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Chest Ct Right Apical Scarring Lung Zone
Had chest CT scan. Results show scarring on the lungs but hospital doesn't want to see me for 2 to 3 months. That seems long time. Is that normal?
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
Our report says Chest Apical Lordotic for RUL density ob chest xray: Chest CT is needed to further ealuate the preciously described findings as well?
Can granulomas cause mild dependent interstitial markings on lungs shown on Chest CT a year later?
No,: they are two different things. Granulomas are small benign nodules. Mild dependent interstitial markings are generally an incidental finding related to gravity dependent changes in lung markings, and are usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
Should i worry about my chest CT scan showing multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates on my lungs?
No not usually: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one chest CT cause harm to the cells or soft tissue of the lungs? Is cancer possible? I m 30yr old male.
Doubtful: Cumulative radiation exposure is known to induce cancers, but 1 ct scan is not alot of radiation, relatively speaking, though it may equal the amount of radiation exposure of several hundred chest x-rays. Be your own advocate if confronted with a recommendation that you undergo repeated ct scans. ...Read more
Have a cold, having a chest CT scan without contrast on my lungs for previous breathing issues. Still ok to do?
What's difference between High HD Contrast CT scan vs Normal Chest CT with contrast evaluating interstitial lung markings?
Different chest CTs: High resolution chest CT usually with out intravenous contrast is used to define interstitial lung disease pattern, whether diffuse or localized process. CT of chest examination with contrast intravenously usually looking for tumors or metastases and acute infection in the lungs. ...Read more
Went for chest ct, lungs good but s shaped scoleosis? Would it only cause weakness, nerve issues below waist if any? Any possible tie-in w sjogrens?
No to Sjogrens: No to Sjogrens and very unlikely it is causing issues in the legs. ...Read more
Cough: If you are hypertensive and on an ace inhibitor, cough is a side effect. Other possibilities include gastric reflux, bronchitis, allergies, smoking, certain types of cancers, post nasal drip and even heart or lung disease. Please see an otolaryngologist for a more thorough airway assessment. ...Read more
CHEST CT said I have a 2mm lung spot that has not changed in 6 months. Not there in '09 and rad and onc said no concern. Possible lung met?
Can contrast used in chest CT stays in the body (lungs) and cause harm? Worried about radiation risk from contrast.
Ground glass nodules found on lungs on chest ct. on ct follow up scan will they be with or without contrast? which one is better
CT scan: WITH Contrast is the "gold standard"! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk of developing cancer from a properly conducted ct scan is low. I believe the estimated average radiation exposure for a single chest ct is about 5-7msv. A low dose chest ct is about 2msv. ...Read more
CT resolution: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/pulmonary-nodules As above CT can note nodules as small as 1-2 mm which is quite small ( usually we worry if > 4 mm-rarely overlapping tissue can obscure-but radiologist are good at reading CT ). So do not worry . f/u /w / doc ...Read more
Not necessary: Are you referring as small lymph nodes or small nodules on the lung? There are other conditions beside cancer that can be presented with small nodes - including infections, inflammation, autoimmune process, etc. So, a good history, examination, blood work and serial imaging would be necessary to be done. Discuss with your md in detail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having chest pain for over 7 months and had tons of test on the heart/Mir/chest ct and nothing's. But seems my lungs are starting to hurt more ???
Suggest consultation: It's not possible to help without knowing more information. You may want to consider a Health Tap Consultation. An In Box consultation would allow you to up load any records or reports and then information about your symptoms. Works best if you can be available during the day to reply to Drs questions. ...Read more
I had an x ray that showed hyper inflated lungs. I had a chest CT scan8 months ago that showed normal lungs.spirometry test ok except 1 mildly off
Had a early cdt lung blood test only one that was just barely elevated was the mage4. I have also had chest CT scan that was normal . This means what?
Were they: Looking for a blood clot, or pulmonary embolus, in the lung? If so the ct scan should rule it out but wait for better advise! i'm not sure what a cdt lung blood test is nor the mage 4 but that was probably the screening test to get the ct which was negative. Wait for a better opinion but the ct, i'll bet, ruled it out. I'm gonna try to refer you to a genius pulmonary guy in my online network. ...Read more
Hi docs, can you tell me if small nodes seen on lungs thru chest CT scan are suggesting lung cancer?
Multiple causes/risk: This is one possibility, and the assessment of that diagnosis involves a visit with to a pulmonary specialist. They will recommend further evaluation. If there are multiple nodules, this actually may be related to infection. One example of such an infection is TB. If you have smoked in the past, swollen lymph nodes on the chest CT, or signs of illness, this raises the risk for a malignancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of getting lung cancer from one chest CT scan? I had one chest CT scan month ago and i m worried about cancer risk.
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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