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Consolidation In Chest X Ray
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please interpret "Interstitial thickening with bronchial periovascolo shaded area of parenchymal consolidation in the lower field" from chest X-ray. ?
Chest X-ray showed focal patchy lingular opacity No change from 2012 Likely represents chronic airspace collapse &/or consolidation. Is this serious?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers