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Chest Xray Patchy Densities (Overview)

Chest xray with patchy densities is a test result in which a regular xray of a person's chest shows whitish streaks or whitish haziness in the lung areas. Patchy densities may suggest there is some infection in the lungs.


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What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities mean in a chest X-ray?

Nonspecific: The chest xray may be the least specific part of your
seeking medical care at this point. You will need to sit down with the ordering or followup physician and go over your specific symptoms and whether they are acute (less than 2 weeks) or chronic (greater than 6 weeks). This is very important for you to do in the next few days. ...Read more

Chest Xray Patchy Densities (Overview)

Chest xray with patchy densities is a test result in which a regular xray of a person's chest shows whitish streaks or whitish haziness in the lung areas. Patchy densities may suggest there is some infection in the lungs.


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What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

What does new mild patchy opacities in the right lower love mean on a chest X-ray?

Often subjective, it: Often subjective, it cd be benign or worrisome finding. Patchy opacity means something "more dense than air" is filling up patches (parts) of the lung. It cd be fluid (from pneumonia, heart failure, other lung diseases) or it cd be that part of the lung is under-inflated (called atelectasis) & so has more tissue than air. Or it's an artifact from d breast overlying it; so, d finding has 2 b correlated with symptom ...Read more

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Had an abnormal chest x-ray it says vertical density in the retrocardic region what does it mean?

Had an abnormal chest x-ray it says vertical density in the retrocardic region what does it mean?

Vertical density: Many possibilities. You need to follow up with your doctor to find anwers to your questions. You may need to see a chest specialist e.g. a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I had a chest X-ray done as a follow up they found a 1.5 inch "density" in the original X-ray taken in August. It hasn't changed but what could it be?

Many things...: A nodule on X-ray is non-specific. Density means a certain area of the lung has either more fluid or tissue than air, so this could represent an infection, scarring from prior infection, a lymph node, or ( the worst scenario) a tumor or cancer (more likely if u r a smoker or hang around air pollution workplace). If it hasn't changed in 6 mo, it is good news; however, ur pulmonologist & u shd keep tabs ...Read more

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Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Hi I am sandeep my question is in my chest X-ray report it say old calcific density left hilar region. Is there any problem in my chest any suggestion?

Calcified node: Usually calcification in hilum on chest xray represent a calcified lymph node related to old non-active infection such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis. This sometimes is associated with calcified nodule in the same lung, particularly tb. Other less common causes are in patients with lymphoma who have been treated successfully. Usually there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia. Thanks jimmy?

Chest X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. Is this early stage of pneumonia.

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The finding: Described as alveolar infiltrates can be due to early or mild or healing pneumonia. Blood or fluid in lungs can give this appearance as well. Please have your doctor match the x-ray findings with your history and symptoms. May need ct scan of chest. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray showed focal patchy lingular opacity No change from 2012 Likely represents chronic airspace collapse &/or consolidation. Is this serious?

Chest X-ray showed focal patchy lingular opacity No change from 2012 Likely represents chronic airspace collapse &/or consolidation. Is this serious?

No change good: No change is good. It means stable probably scarring or collapse (atelectasis) related to previous illness. Unless you have recurrent symptoms referrable to chest or subsequently develop other acute problems, then follow up on regular basis with your physician. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB. The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

I had a chest x-ray due to ongoing, severe, SOB. The conclusion was asymmetric density in LLL, nonspecific & could reflect atelectasis, or developing airspace disease. Is the remedy truly just to breathe deeper?

Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment. Talk to your doctor to see what your next step may be. ...Read more

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Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Is nodular density in chest X-ray beside nipple shadow it's usually represent cancer or there are other causes?

Chest xray nodule: Lung nodules can be caused by a variety of things — can be caused by infection, inflammation, cancer, non-cancerous growths. I would recommend a patient contact their doctor to see what recommended followup is for them. There are definitely possibilities other than cancer. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?

Chest X-ray results say curvilinear density in the R pericardial region. Could represent fat pad or small R middle lobe infiltrate. Lung cancer?

It is unlikely: That it is cancer, but it still may require further evaluation with a CT scan to be sure. If you had any previous chest xrays elsewhere, have them sent to the radiologist to compare with the new one. That could solve the issue without any additional tests. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more

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Could an osseous density adjacent to rib seen on chest X-ray be a calcified nodule? Combined with bone island on other rib — cause for monitoring?

Could an osseous density adjacent to rib seen on chest X-ray be a calcified nodule? Combined with bone island on other rib — cause for monitoring?

Yes and discuss the : Matter with your doctor. A calcified nodule may appear to be near a rib on x-ray. Talk to your doctor to see if a ct scan is needed to get a better idea of the nature of the lesion. ...Read more

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Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Is chest X-ray 2x a week harmful?

Not usually: As long as this is not perfomred for a prolonged period. Chest xray is low radiation burden but can accumulate if two xrays a week for months. If seriously ill and measure taken to preserve life or cure illness then benefits out weigh risks. ...Read more

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What are infiltrates on a chest x-ray?

Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (most common in symptomatic patient) or inflammatory. Bleeding can appear as an infiltrate. Also, some cancers can appear more than an infiltrate than a mass. Either way, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Whàt causes haziness on a chest x-ray?

Whàt causes haziness on a chest x-ray?

Many things: General term is haziness. Volume loss, pneumonia, contusion, scarring and fibrosis, interstitial disease are possibilities. Clinical information, physical exam, and results of other tests have to be correlated. ...Read more

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How can I read and interpret chest x-ray?

How can I read and interpret chest x-ray?

Medical school: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship, 4 years of Radiology residency and possibly a fellowship. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do twice chest X-ray in a week?

Is it ok to do twice chest X-ray in a week?

Depends: Chest Xrays are still one of low dose radiation procedures. Should always question physician ordering multiple exams if it is truly necessary for management of your health care. ...Read more

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Can a chest X-ray be substituted for a tst?

Can a chest X-ray be substituted for a tst?

What is TST?: If you mean tuberculin skin test — no. A chest X-ray may diagnose active tb. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray borderline what does that mean?

Depends: Borderline can mean anything. It depends on question asked by clinician for examination. Borderline overaerated, borderline peribronhial thickening, increased interstitial markings. Need more information from report or physician ordering exam. You should ask him. ...Read more

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Might a chest X-ray identify any acute diseases?

Might a chest X-ray identify any acute diseases?

Yes: Chest x-ray can aid in the diagnosis of pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pneumothorax, pulmonary contusion, and aspiration to list a few acute conditions. ...Read more

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What doeslinear opecity in chest X-ray indicates?

What doeslinear opecity in chest X-ray indicates?

Usually benign: If linear density then usually means scar or atelectais (loss of volume). ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can read and interpret chest x-ray?

Extensive education: Need a radiology residency following medical school which ususally is at least four years of intensive trainng. ...Read more

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Is my chest X-ray bad if I have to wait for the results?

Not necessarily: You should not have to wait too long. Usually report delivered to referring physician in matter of minutes in todays electronic world. I would contact physician or office manager to find out reason for delay. You are entitled to results in reasonable amount of time. ...Read more

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What does degenerative changes indicate on a chest x-ray?

Changes in spine: Usually on chest radiograph spurs on thoracic spine are detected which are a sign of degenerative changes. ...Read more

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