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Doctor insights on: Diagnosing Pertussis With Chest X Ray

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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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How can a chest X-ray show that i’m a smoker? My doctor asked me if i smoke after looking at my chest x-ray. Is there something different about a smoker’s x-rays and a non-smoker’s x-rays?

How can a chest X-ray show that i’m a smoker? My doctor asked me if i smoke after looking at my chest x-ray. Is there something different about a smoker’s x-rays and a non-smoker’s x-rays?

Dirty lungs?: Usually smoking appears on chest radiograph as prominent central markings which can also be seen in viral infection, reactive airway disease, and inhaling polutants.Interstitial markings or small lines in lungs more prominent. ...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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Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest x-ray?

Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest x-ray?

Usually no: Sometimes there are some signs that can be associated with right heart failure but a chest xray is not generally able to confirm or rule out right sided heart failure as the findings are usually non-specific. ...Read more

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What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

Central markings: Central markings consisting of combination of blood vessels and bronchial walls. These extend out from mediastinum and heart. ...Read more

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Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray ?

Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray ?

Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia,and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum.Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read more

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Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Yes : Most of the time it will show an abnormality. But a physical exam, history, imaging test and a lot of times a biopy for tissue diagnosis is needed. Pain in the affected bone the most common complain in patients. ...Read more

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Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

No: Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. It is not evident on a chest x-ray but may be seen on a barium swallow of the esophagus or, with greater sensitivity, endoscopy of the esophagus by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

If you mean compared: To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring. Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more