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Linear Opacity Chest X Ray
Scar vs. Atelectasis: "bibasilar linear opacity" is a term used by radiologists to describe thin lines seen in the bases of both lungs. The typical cause for this are benign conditions such as atelectasis or scarring after a previous infection (pneumonia) . Comparison with previous chest x-rays to determine chronicity and/or cause may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Implications of circular opacity in the left mid zone, vascular, as reported in the chest X-ray report.?
Chest X-ray showed focal patchy lingular opacity No change from 2012 Likely represents chronic airspace collapse &/or consolidation. Is this serious?
Chest X ray said there is a patchy opacity in the infrahilar region with ill defined pulmonary vasculature, what can this suggest?
Pneumonia: would be my first "guess" Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
I did Chest X-ray for short breath as advised by doctor. Result is
a 0.7 cm nodular opacity in the left upper zone is new. Anything to worry?
Yes: All results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the new opacity may not be the cause of your symptoms, but it may be TB or tumor and you need to see a chest specialist. Wish you good health! ...Read more
My chest x-ray report says there is a patchy opacity in my left upper lung. I had cough for last 3 months so what should i do mam? I am 18years old.
You need to see a doctor to diagnose your disease
& treat it. ...Read more
Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?
Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more
Nonspecific: The chest xray may be the least specific part of your seeking medical care at this point. You will need to sit down with the ordering or followup physician and go over your specific symptoms and whether they are acute (less than 2 weeks) or chronic (greater than 6 weeks). This is very important for you to do in the next few days. ...Read more
Often subjective, it: ... cd be benign or worrisome finding. Patchy opacity means something "more dense than air" is filling up patches (parts) of the lung. It cd be fluid (from pneumonia, heart failure, other lung diseases) or it cd be that part of the lung is under-inflated (called atelectasis) & so has more tissue than air. Or it's an artifact from d breast overlying it; so, d finding has 2 b correlated with symptom ...Read more
On my chest x-ray report it states .. right lower lobe linear opacities are related to scarring. No demonstrated pleural abnormality is ok.
My 2 yr daughter's chest x ray reveals that LINEAR OPACITIES ARE SEEN IN BILATERAL UPPER LUNGS. PROMINENT MARKINGS......
Pls tell me if there is any p?
Mgt: These markings may represent a number of possible conditions. Among these include infections such as TB. I would advise a virtual consultation so that her history and radiograph may be uploaded for a detailed discussion. ...Read more
Chest x-ray showed fibronodular opacities in right upper & left mid zone. had TB 4 yrs back, are these scars from earlier tb ? can this be removed ?
This is a Complex Qu: This is a complex issue. Yes, TB can and often does cause fibrosis/nodular changes which typically regress partially or complete once a full course of treatment has been taken.. There is of course risk of recurrence of TB. So we have to find out if your lung changes are left over of the older TB or are these new changes(progression). For this you need to go back to the doctor who treated your TB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray: small roundish opacities in right hilum. No signs of flogosis. Normal heart. Should I do other exams? No pulmonary simptoms yet
Veteran served 2 years in Iraq, VA chest x-ray, and id unknown, a CT scan was done, dx r lung Opacities. Should I have this re-checked each year?
A lung: "opacity" is a very nonspecific descriptive term and could mean almost anything along the spectrum from completely benign to very serious, so there is really no way to answer the question based on limited information. Talk to your doctor about what the results mean in your case. There may be a differential diagnosis and recommendations for follow up in the radiology report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Cardiac enlargement reflecting heart disease. Abnormalities in ventilation of lungs. Increased densities which may mean edema(fluid in lungs), hemorrhage, tumor, infection and trauma. Skeletal abnormalities such as fractures, dysplasia, bone tumors. Enlarged lymph nodes in mediastinum representing tumor or infection. Congenital abnormalities are often noted of skeleton, lungs, or heart. ...Read more
Sometimes: If thymoma is not causing symptoms,sometimes identified incidentally,found on chest X-ray or CT scan that is performed for another reason. If symptomatic chest X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans or the combination of PET and CT scans, are performed.While mass in the anterior mediastinum suggestive, definitive diagnosis can only be established when the mass is either removed or biopsied with pathology. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers