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Oligemia Chest X Ray
Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if 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
Depends: Depends on your symptoms. If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be helpful. Regardless, an echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart shadow). Other tests may also be necessary depending on the situation. ...Read more
New clubbing fing/toes, episcleritis, headache, parasthesias, joint/chest pain. Chest Xray, chest CT w/contrast, abd CT w/contrast, head ct, cbc, cmp, esr, crp, tsh, pft, ekg, ECG all normal!?!
Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent by those means. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) usually does a better job. sometimes more specialized tests are needed. However, if this is the 1st time that an enlarged heart was detected, it is best to get it confirmed & identify the cause. GL & TY ...Read more
It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.
Not the best test: A high resolution CT chest would be the best study to evaluate fibrotic lung disease. ...Read more
What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?
Chst tight pain w dyspnea when sit. Chest ct, xray , cardiac echo ECG ok.Barium swalow ok.Fibrinogen 600.Pain upper middle chest.Burp a lot.Any idea?
Reflux?: Consider strict dietary restrictions for 3 weeks. Off dairy, wheat, corn. ...Read more
Chest X-ray. : A chest X-ray would not be a reliable test in this regard. ...Read more
19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine ?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?
Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of the shoulder. ...Read more
Subtle: Right sided heart failure would have to be fairly severe and sometimes longstanding to show significant changes on a standard CXR. Enlargement of the right ventricle and atrium are much better seen with an echo than a CXR. A skilled radiologist might detect some changes earlier than most but overall a standard chest X-ray is not a great way to look for or prove right sided heart failure. ...Read more