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Suspicious densities overlying the right first anterior rib, apicolordotic view is suggested. What is the meaning of it?

Suspicious densities overlying the right first anterior rib, apicolordotic view is suggested. What is the meaning of it?

AP lordotic view: The x-ray technician will take an additional view of your chest to help see the apex (top) of your lung. This area is difficult to see on a regular chest x-ray because of the ribs and collar bone. Sometimes a tumor in that area can cause pancoast syndrome, but it is rare. ...Read more

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What is an apicolordotic view?

What is an apicolordotic view?

A chest xray: With the tube/beam angled upward, or the patient positioned leaning back, so the top of the lungs (apices)can be better evaluated than on a standard chest xray. ...Read more

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Is having apicolordotic view is dangerous?

Is having apicolordotic view is dangerous?

No: This means that the radiologist needs to see the top portion of your lung (the apex) more clearly. Unless you have recent exposure to tuberculosis or have lived outside of the U.S. This is most commonly an assessment of a region of scarring. Obtaining prior chest radiographs is extremely helpful if apical, lordotic view is requested. ...Read more

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The remarks states that an additional apicolordotic view is suggested. What does that mean?

The remarks states that an additional apicolordotic view is suggested. What does that mean?

It is: A chest xray with the xray beam angled to see the tops (apices) of the lungs better. On standard chest xray this region is often partially obscurred by superimposed ribs, and it may be difficult to determine if there is a nodule present. Sometimes, if the radiologist thinks there could be a lung nodule there, but is not sure if its is an artifact due to overlapping structures, they suggest it. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Apicolordotic view fails to show any active parenchymal infiltrates in both apices?

What does this mean? Apicolordotic view fails to show any active parenchymal infiltrates in both apices?

It sounds: Like it is normal. Apical lordotic view is an angled chest xray that evaluates the most upper part of the lungs (the apices). ...Read more

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Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?

Can you tell me for suspicious densities are seen in the right upper lobe, does this require apicolordotic view?

Sometimes: Sometimes apices of lungs behind clavicles are not seen well. Apical lordotic view helpful to project clavicles above apices of lungs. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "Pleural thickening, left. Suspicious right apical infiltrates. And apicolordotic view? Because my dr suggests this to me.

What is the meaning of "Pleural thickening, left. Suspicious right apical infiltrates. And apicolordotic view? Because my dr suggests this to me.

Your doctor is: Probably worried that you might have tuberculosis; either active, or chronic with scarring. Since you live in Philippines where TB is endemic, any abnormality in the top of the lung (the apex) is assumed to be TB until proven otherwise. Your doctor may order more tests and if he believes you have active TB, will put you on several medications that you must take for several months. ...Read more

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what it means if the remarks in X-ray noted that an apicolordotic view is sugg. For further evaluation of suspicious densities in both upper lobes.

what it means if the remarks in X-ray noted that an apicolordotic view is sugg. For further evaluation of suspicious densities in both upper lobes.

Evaluation of apex: This type of chest x-ray is taken in such a manner that the top-most portion of the lungs (apices) are not blocked by the collar bones/clavicles. ...Read more

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Got my X-ray result and it says. Suspicious infiltrates noted in the apical area. Suggest apicolordotic view for proper evaluation. What does it means?

Got my X-ray result and it says. Suspicious infiltrates noted in the apical area. Suggest apicolordotic view for proper evaluation. What does it means?

See below: The apical area of the lung is the very top portion. I assume what the report says was "suggest ap and lordotic views". Ap (and it's opposite pa) refer to positioning of the cassette and x-ray beam. In ap (anterioposterior) the cassette is placed at your back and the beam directed at your front. Lordotic is a special view on chest x-ray that allows better views of the apices. ...Read more

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Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine. What this means this result of my xray. P

Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine. What this means this result of my xray. P

See details: A solitary nodule can be caused by several issues with infection the most likely cause in a 22 year. If I was ordering tests, I would do a CT scan of the chest next and forget about additional plain x rays. ...Read more

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I recently had an apicolordotic view results. It says there is Reticular and Nodular densities in the upper right lobe of my lungs.

I recently had an apicolordotic view results. It says there is Reticular and Nodular densities in the upper right lobe of my lungs.

Any symptoms?: Why was this study done? All ltest 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.
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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?

Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so I undergone on it and the impression was NORMAL CHEST STUDY, both apices are clear. What does it mean? Am I possible a PTB candidate?

My chest xray shows that there are suspicious infiltrates and they suggest apicolordotic view, so I undergone on it and the impression was NORMAL CHEST STUDY, both apices are clear. What does it mean? Am I possible a PTB candidate?

Often the apical: Regions are difficult to assess on a standard chest X-ray due to multiple overlapping structures. A lordotic view is sometimes used to help sort things out in this area. So if that is normal, it is probable that the original finding was spurious. Talk to your doc about the results to make sure. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows ill-define density in the upper right lung, heart is not enlarged, unremarkable diaphragm?

What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows ill-define density in the upper right lung, heart is not enlarged, unremarkable diaphragm?

Angled view: Apiclordotic view occurs when X-ray tube is angled sephalad (towards head) to project clavicles off apices of lungs to see if anything abnormal is behind them. Ill defined density could include previous exposure to TB, scar tissue, other infection, volume loss, tumor etc. Why did you get X-ray exam? Should have decision for follow up exam in combination with clinical issues. ...Read more

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Impression on my chest PA xray are: cardiomegaly atherosclerotic aorta thoracic dextroscoliosis apicolordotic view is suggested for further evaluation What do all these mean, please can anybody explain all of these? Thank you.

Impression on my chest PA xray are: cardiomegaly atherosclerotic aorta thoracic dextroscoliosis apicolordotic view is suggested for further evaluation What do all these mean, please can anybody explain all of these? Thank you.

Chest Xray: The best source to explain what your report means is the Dr. Who knows you. The general meaning is that the aorta has atherosclerotic plaque in it and the vessel is somewhat twisted. These things can happen with aging. Cardiomegaly means the heart appears to be enlarged. Your doctor should be able to give you more information specific to your situation. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of my apicolordotic result: failed to confirm presence of infiltrates in both upper lobes. Impression: Essentially Normal Study?

See below: The chest x-ray suggested abnormal areas of infiltrate (increased density, often suggestive of pneumonia or another inflammatory process) in both upper lobes. However, on additional views looking downward at the lung the infiltrates were not seen. Essentially: Normal chest x-ray ...Read more

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Can centrilobular nodularity be due to patient positioning?

Can centrilobular nodularity be due to patient positioning?

Unlikely: Especially if it seen in CT scan or HRCT of chest. You should talk to you PCP or radiologist for finding seen you exam. ...Read more

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What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side. ...Read more

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Do dr's usually view 2nd opinions as a slap in the face. And would then prefer not to treat the patient if he/she returns...Such as psychs/cardiologis?

Do dr's usually view 2nd opinions as a slap in the face. And would then prefer not to treat the patient if he/she returns...Such as psychs/cardiologis?

Ego: You are your best advocate and a second opinion is often in your best interest. If the doctor has a problem with that, it may be just a matter of ego. Some doctors may experience this as a rejection, but best to look at it as possibly a helpful consultation for the benefit of the patient. ...Read more

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How is a rectal exam performed? How is a patient positioned for the exam? Is an erection normal after a rectal exam?

How is a rectal exam performed? How is a patient positioned for the exam? Is an erection normal after a rectal exam?

First rectal exam?: Examining practitioner will ask you to pull down your pants, either bend forward or lay on your side, & with a gloved finger will gently insert it into your rectum. The exam takes brief seconds, but permits assessment of rectal tenderness, masses, bleeding from the gut, rectal/anal tone, visual anal inspection, & your prostate. Rarely, expression of prostate fluid or erection may occur. Be well-- ...Read more

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I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

I'm in rn school and having trouble obtaining information about the correct procedure for positioning a patient after a nephrectomy. Please help.?

It depends: It depends on where the doctor makes the incision and whether he/she is doing surgery lap, robotic or open. Campbell's urology, the definitive textbook on urology in your medical library should be a good reference. ...Read more

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What is the position of the patient in cesarean section?

What is the position of the patient in cesarean section?

Flat: You will be in the "supine" position meaning flat on your back with your legs together and arms extended out to the side. ...Read more

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Why would a patient with COPD breathe better when he is a sitting position?

Why would a patient with COPD breathe better when he is a sitting position?

Gravity: COPD patients have trouble getting air out, they often use more muscle work to breath. So in the sitting position gravity helps take the abdominal contents out of the picture and helps the diaphragm recoil back. Plus arms are there to prop forward and expand the chest the widest. ...Read more

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Why is the t-position a contraindication to a patient suffering from hypovolemic shock?

Why is the t-position a contraindication to a patient suffering from hypovolemic shock?

Joke?: I hadn't heard of the "t-position" until I just googled it - seems to be favorable for sex. I can't think of any reason why someone in hypovolemic shock can't lie supine with their legs crossed (it actually is favorable) however, rapid volume expansion with intravenous fluid should also be used. Sex is contraindicated until the shock is reversed. ...Read more

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If you have a supracervical hysterectomy, what position is a patient in for pain later?

If you have a supracervical hysterectomy, what position is a patient in for pain later?

Depends: How the procedure is done is more important to pain levels than the actual procedure. What I mean by this is whether you had an "open" procedure, with a larger incision, or a laparscopic procedure. The less invasive approach, smaler incisions, have less discomfort after surgery. ...Read more