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Chest X Ray Of Pneumonia
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
Myleogram set up for 25th. Fused from c3/6. Pain in shoulder/back. Hurts to breathe. Chest X-ray risk for pneumonia. Should i go get MRI @ ER or wait?
Hurt to breathe,C Dr: If it hurts to breathe, and you're out of breath, and your pneumonia is getting worse, then it's time to go to the er. It's not wise to go to the er just to get an mri. That can be done electively. However, anything emergently needing medical care, in which your life is at risk, needs to be taken care of immediately. Also, smoking can make this worse. So don't delay. ...Read more
CXR will confirm dx: Health Care provider will order a chest xray (CXR) if they want to confirm or rule out Pneumonia. Cold viruses can cause symptoms that seem like pneumonia & patients can have significant bronchitis symptoms associated with wheezing. When listening to a patient's lungs who has asthmatic bronchitis, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose pneumonia & CXR may be ordered.Treatment depends on report ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My chest and back hurts when I cough due to chest congestion . Does this warrant a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia . Dark green mucus.?
Sometimes: If have symptoms compatible with pneumonia, chest xray can demonstrate consolidation consistent with pneumonia. Some pneumonias are bacterial, fungal, and viral. Often have different radiographic patterns. Clinical exam by physician and certain blood tests are other ways of confirming pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 yo had 6 chest X-ray as baby for pneumonia, CT of brain for fall, 4 X-ray of neck, adenoids today b/c he kept moving. I'm so worried about radiation?
Discuss also with MD: He has had more than the usual amount of radiation for a 3 year old but these tests are usually quite safe and do not lead to long term complications. Chest and neck x rays have far less radiation than a brain ct. Using sunscreen and a hat during peak sun hours will decrease his exposure to uv rays. Eating well and including foods rich in antioxidants and vitamin c helps maintain a healthy defense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later,Consolidation can lag behind clinical symptom.and clinical improvement before xray improves.Immune compromised patients on chemotherapy with neutropenia or few white blood cells, exam can look negative. It is necessary to have white blood cells to form consolidation . Bacteria are not radio de ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia.
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