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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.

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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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What can doctors see on a chest x-ray?

What can doctors see on a chest x-ray?

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.

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Could smoking show up in a chest x-ray?

Could smoking show up in a chest x-ray?

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.

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Can a thymoma be detected via chest x-ray?

Can a thymoma be detected via chest x-ray?

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.

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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.

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What does hyperaeration on chest X-ray indicate?

Overaeration lungs: Hyperaeration means lungs contain larger amount of air than normally expected. Has many causes. In children can be seen with diseases causing air trapping such as bronchiolitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, early aspiration, and metabolic acidosis. In adults airtrapping usually associated with asthma or COPD (emphysema) and other diffuse lung diseases..

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Had chest X-ray they ask if I have surgeries why?

Had chest X-ray they ask if I have surgeries why?

Many reasons: Retractors are often used for chest surgery and change configuration of ribs. Sutures or vascular clips are often radiopaque and visualized. Cardiac surgery usually has sternal wire sutures when chest entered centrally. Replacement heart valves are visible. Anatomy changes when have lung resection.

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White mass on chest x-ray, what does this signify?

White mass on chest x-ray, what does this signify?

Nonspecific: Large density in lungs on chest radiograph can be seen in pneumonia, volume loss, hemorrhage, and tumors.

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What do doctors diagnose from chest X-ray ap view?

What do doctors diagnose from chest X-ray ap view?

Many things: Pneumonia, volume loss or atelectasis, overaeration, fluid in lungs-interstitial edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, extraalveolar air in pleural space, pericardium, mediastinum and subcutaneous tissues, enlarged heart, nodules in lungs, metastases or infection, lung and mediastinal tumors, fractures in ribs and spine, etc

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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.

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Would a chest X-Ray show lymphoma in the chest area??

Would a chest X-Ray show lymphoma in the chest area??

Why are you asking?: It may or may not. More likely it will not. It is very important to obtain a detailed and long history and physical to evaluate, by an experienced MD. An isolated CXR is almost meaningless in context! Some experts have recently talked about yearly total body MRI. But unprovent AND DOES NOT REPLACE AN EXAM by an experienced doc, as opposed to a hospital employed money sucker.

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Can you have pneumonia and it not show on chest x-ray?

Can you have pneumonia and it not show on chest x-ray?

Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later, Consolidation can lag behind clinical symptom. And clinical improvement before xray improves. Immune compromised patients on chemotherapy with neutropenia or few white blood cells, exam can look negative. It is necessary to have white blood cells to form consolidation. Bacteria are not radio de

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How much time does it take to get chest X-ray results?

How much time does it take to get chest X-ray results?

Quite rapid tody: In these modern times the results from digital exams are usually faxed to referring doctor in rapid fashion, once study is dictated. My physicians receive reports in less than a minute after my dictation. The physician has to look at reports. My advice is to call office manager of physician who requested study. I have found this results in more satisfactory response than speaking to receptionist.

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Is it possible to have a clear chest X-ray with sarcoid?

Is it possible to have a clear chest X-ray with sarcoid?

Yes: Pulmonary sarcoidosis may be classified on a chest radiograph into 5 stages. Stage 0: normal chest radiograph 5-10% of patients at presentation.

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What does no acute disease found mean in a chest X-ray?

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

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What does it mean if my chest X-ray showed a 12 mm nodule?

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..

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My result in chest X-ray is PTB Residua, left apex what it is?

My result in chest X-ray is PTB Residua, left apex what it is?

Mgt: Most likely, this represents an area of scar tissue from the infection. If any symptoms of infection recur, please see your PCP.

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If you have cough and colds are they detected in chest x-ray?

If you have cough and colds are they detected in chest x-ray?

Maybe: The chest x-ray is performed to determine if your symptoms may be due to pneumonia, heart failure, of fluid accumulating in the space around the lung (pleural space). A patient with common cold will usually have a normal chest x-ray. A cough can be a symptom associated with the above mentioned problems.

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