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Ct Scan Shows A Growth On My Lung
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
What to do if I have what feels like hyperinflated lungs, although my recent expiratory CT scan shows no air trapping.?
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
Dependent opacity?: Any opacities in the lung should be investigated- see pcp or pulmonologist. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I just had a CT scan of my chest which shows a 3cm lung bullae. What does this mean? How bad is it and what could treat it?
Is it possible to have a 6.6cm tumor in the left lung that doesn't show up on the X-ray or CT scan?
Ct scan shows small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base anterior to cysts what does it mean?
See your doctor: Your question could mean a lot depending on your history, you are quite young why did you have a CT? do you already have any kind of cancer, what Cyst are you talking about>? basically in this situation you should talk to the doctor who ordered your Ct scan as the history matters a lot ...Read more
I just had a chest x-ray and was told my lungs were fine but there were overlapping shadows on the lower right side. What would a CT scan show?
Explanation : Most likely it may help to figure out the source of this shadow or ruled out all the problem at all. .Follow the your doctor instruction. Do not panic. ...Read more
Many: Echocardiogram asseses heart function and structure. Ct of the chest looks at the lungs as well as other structures in the chest. Coronary ct looks at calcifications in the coronary arteries which may be indicator of heart disease. Echo does not show this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it feasible to have had small cell lung cancer causing malabsorption for 1 year but not show on CT scan.
Hi, Will a CT scan show mold in your lungs or just scar tissue? I was exposed to black mold for a year. I'm still sick a year and a half later.
Had chest CT scan. Results show scarring on the lungs but hospital doesn't want to see me for 2 to 3 months. That seems long time. Is that normal?
My X-ray shows a nodular opacity in right lung. I had a ctscan and it does not show it; in the CT scan everything is clear. Which one is more accurate?
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
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
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