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Mean Chest X Ray
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
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
NAD on chest xray: NAD - No acute(active) disease is a terminology used to indicate that there are no acute ie infections, tumors or any sort of disease process appearing on the chest x-ray. There may be chronic changes - usually reported separately. NAD is a good thing ...Read more
Infection/tumor: Nodules can be related to granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis or coccidiodomycosis or brucellosis if live in endemic areas. Other nodules can some times be caused by staph and can cavitate. Nodules can be seen in metastases and primary lung tumors.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does Basilar Atelectasis mean on a chest X-ray?? I had one done and all was normal except this! What is it?
Squished lung tissue: Basilar atelectasis is compressed lung tissue that is seen on Xray. It typically occurs because the patient did not take a deep enough breath during the X-ray, so the lung tissue at the bases (hence the word, "basilar") appears crowded on X-ray. A very common finding on X-rays. Note that this is different from collapsed lung (that is called a pneumothorax). ...Read more
Depends: Borderline can mean anything. It depends on question asked by clinician for examination. Borderline overaerated, borderline peribronhial thickening, increased interstitial markings. Need more information from report or physician ordering exam. You should ask him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the right upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean. ?
A chest X-ray report says . Scaring seen in the right upper zone and old healed lesion. Plz tell me what is the it mean. ? How will treated.
What does "Subtle increased attenuation in the rightperihilar region" relative to a chest x-ray mean?
Shade o'Gray. Use...: HT Prime. The perihilar region is the part of the lung where the airways & arteries enter. "Increased attenuation" means that the picture (actually, the negative) is brighter. That could be from the presence of inflammatory fluid or infection or congestion, but most often means that the Radiologist ought to check his glasses or equipment. Without symptoms, it's a meaningless (but costly) finding. ...Read more
28/male. Chest x-ray showed "interstitum slightly coarse for age." What does this mean? Does it mean scarring? Should I be concerned?
After having a chest X-ray what does this mean, small rounded area of increased opacification is noted at the left base, which could either due to ove?
Several things: Rounded opacification sounds like nodule. Nodules can be related to infection such as fungus or TB. Nodules can represent neoplasm such as primary lung disease or metastasis from primary tumor elsewhere. Benign lesions with treatment usually decrease in size. Malignant lesions usually increase in size with time. Sometimes lesions have to be biopsied to differentiate benign from malignant tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, today I received my results from a chest x-Ray and it said my lungs are hyperextended what does that mean?
X-Ray: you need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best position to explain things and give you advice. ...Read more
Chest X-ray says small calcifications seen in hilar region . What does it mean ? how dangerous is it? should we worry about it?
Several causes: Lymphadenopathy can be due to both benign and malignant causes. Benign causes include sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other disorders. Cancer or lymphoma can cause lymphadenopathy. This needs to be further evaluated by a physical examination, possibly a ct scan, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more