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Ct scan showed that I have a 6cm spot/growth on the lower lobe of my right lung. Healthy 40yr old non-smoke fem. Is that large? How common is this?

Ct scan showed that I have a 6cm spot/growth on the lower lobe of my right lung.  Healthy 40yr old non-smoke fem.  Is that large?  How common is this?

6cm=big; 6mm=small: Sometimes people have a 6 mm spot (about 1/4 of an inch wide) but mistakenly remember it as a 6 CM mass (about 2-1/4 inches wide). A mass 6 centimeters (cm) wide is pretty big (a tennis ball is about 6-1/2 cm) and is usually not called a "spot". The doctor who ordered the ct can review the results to confirm whether the finding is a little 6 millimeter (mm) spot or a bigger mass. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

6mm ground glass ill defined upper left lung what percentage that its not cancer I am getting another CT scan in dec. To check for growth?

Lung lesion: At your age and with this description i would think there is an overwhelming chance that this lesion is benign. I agree with a repeat scan in a couple months. If it grows a ct guided needle biopsy could be performed by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Mom has been coughing continuously she had lung collapse got CT scan an xray no mass growth found she also has thyroid and her diaphragm is elevated?

Pulmonologist!: Hi. Is it safe to assume her pneumothorax has been treated? I assume so. It sounds like she's had the phrenic nerve damaged on the side with the paralyzed diaphragm. Coughing can be a result of many things. She needs a good pulmonologist to help her! ...Read more

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What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?

Air trapping: Talk to your doctor. The way to diagnose COPD etc... is with pulmonary function tests, not necessarily CT. ...Read more

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Had CT scan which show the shaped of my lungs are not normal, what can cause the shaped to change. Thanks?

Had CT scan which show the shaped of my lungs are not normal, what can cause the shaped to change. Thanks?

Need more info: Please be more specific. It would help if you can include exact wording from ct report so that i may help you. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows lung polyps on my lungs. What does this mean for me?

Ct scan shows  lung polyps on my lungs. What does this mean  for me?

Need to know more: About the findings on a ct. I am not familiar with the term "lung polyps". Pulmonary nodules are quite common, and depending on appearance, density and stability (if an older scan is available), can be accurately classified as benign. Unfortunately, although most are benign, for many patients, we cannot tell for sure on 1 scan, so further workup is necessary. Please discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

It could: be a number of things, from innocuous to serious, but more details would are necessary to narrow it down. For example, what is the size? ...Read more

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Will a CT scan show the same kind of things as a pet scan when its concerning a lung?

Will a CT scan show the same kind of things as a pet scan when its concerning a lung?

Not the same: Ct scan will tell you the anatomy -whether there is a mass, nodule, lymph nodes, scars etc. Pet scan will tell you about the function /metabolism of the cells. Cancer cells have rapid turnover time thus it would uptake more sugar -resulting in " glowing" on the pet scan on the area with increased metabolism-like in cancerous area, or infection. Adding pet to ct scan will give more information. ...Read more

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Would a lung ct scan without contrast show lung blebs?

Mgt: The imaging study may be uploaded to an inbox consult for review. The CT study can demonstrate blebs. If you are a smoker, I would advise quitting. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more