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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

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


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Chest X-Ray: early silhouetting of left heart border. While consolidation is not seen on lateral view, may reflect early lingular infiltrate. Meaning?

Chest X-Ray: early silhouetting of left heart border. While consolidation is not seen on lateral view, may reflect early lingular infiltrate. Meaning?

Mgt: It would be helpful to upload the chest radiograph to your Healthtap EMR as a consult, but the report indicates that you have a process in the left middle area of your lung, which could represent pneumonia. If you develop fever, a productive cough, a follow up appointment is advised. ...Read more

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Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray. ?

Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray. ?

Non specific: Non specific descriiption representing pneumonia or volume loss in lungs.Some times aspiration can result in consolidation as well. Most cancers, not all, are usually nodular in configuration.. ...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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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 of time. 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?

What are infiltrates on a chest x-ray?

Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is 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 as 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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