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How Much Of The Lungs Will A Thoracic Show
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
Normal lung: Is pink, moist and bubbly. A smoked lung is black, rift with holes, non-pliant. ...Read more
What are the chances of a small pneumothorax healing by itself, and how would the body absorb the leaked air?
Yes: If it were small, it could resolve over time. That pre-supposes that the reason for the pneumothorax has sealed over and will not expand it.The gas within just diffuses across the membranes surrounding it. ...Read more
Less tha an hour: And probably more like 30 -40 minutes, maybe not even this long. I think it has to do with how new the machine is. Some very new machines have faster acquisition times. The radiologist should be able to provide a more exact answer as to the length of time for this imaging test. ...Read more
Doc....Normally for how long it will stay the chest tube to the patient and is there a chance of surviving?
Certainly...: ...A chest tube is not a desperate measure, it does not mean someone is dying. As for how long it stays in, that depends of why it went in in the first place. Obviously someone who got it for an asthmatic or traumatic pneumothorax will walk away from the experience with more likelihood than someone with a malignant pleural effusion. ...Read more
In a a echo of heart how much of the aorta can u c? Can u c anything of the descending? If I ask him to watch more than the usual is it possible?
How long will an MRI with and without contrast take for the area of the brain, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?
Approximately how long after a stroke does it take for brain tissue to fully decompose and does it appear with the same density as CSF on a CT scan?
It depends: The size and type of the stroke, ischemic vs hemorrhagic, are the most important predictors. For most ischemic strokes, the majority of liquifaction necrosis (the decomposition) takes place in a few weeks but continued healing will continue after the necrosis. For hemorrhagic strokes, it typically takes longer for the body to absorb the blood and complete the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Giving a CT scan to look at the brain, but how long do the symptoms of brain cancer/tumor last, and how long does it take to diagnose?
Does a sinus CT show the eustachain tubes? Or does a CT of the temporal bones do a better job of this?
How much nicotine is absorbed from 1 puff of a cigar? Is it easier to get out of your system or the same as the regular amount of nicotine in a cigar?
See below: One puff of cigar would not introduce too much nicotine into the body. A person could absorb as much through passive exposure to cigarette smoke. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
How long will a collaspe lung takes to heal once you are out of the hospital and will there be some slight pain?
How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and get into the blood stream?
Depends: If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious. If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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