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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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Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Can chest X-ray detect cancer in ribs?

Yes : Most of the time it will show an abnormality. But a physical exam, history, imaging test and a lot of times a biopy for tissue diagnosis is needed. Pain in the affected bone the most common complain in patients. ...Read more

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Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

No: Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. It is not evident on a chest x-ray but may be seen on a barium swallow of the esophagus or, with greater sensitivity, endoscopy of the esophagus by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

If you mean compared: To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring. Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

Is it ok to get a chest X-ray in the first trimester?

If necessary: Any type of test that exposes you to radiation (x-ray, cat scan) should generally be avoided in pregnancy. If such a test is medically necessary, the abdomen should be shielded with a lead apron to prevent exposure to the baby. ...Read more

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Is the skin test as accurate as a chest X-ray for tb?

Is the skin test as accurate as a chest X-ray for tb?

Yes and no: The skin test almost always shows if you have been exposed to TB but does not mean you have active disease. The chest x-ray indicates if you have significant lung infection, but does not show early or very mild infections. ...Read more

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Can they see my bones in my back from a chest x-Ray ?

Can they see my bones in my back from a chest x-Ray ?

Yes, you: can see the bones of the thoracic spine, although it is not the optimal means to evaluate them. ...Read more

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What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis infection (a fungal infection). These spots may be called "nodules" by your doctor. If they are small (less than 8 mm) they may be followed over time with repeat/serial scans of the chest. If in 2 years they do not change they are benign. ...Read more

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Had ECG chest X-ray tropin levels dimer all neg am I ok?

Had ECG chest X-ray tropin levels dimer all neg am I ok?

What symptoms: if you were having chest pain and had normal results you probably at your age have no cardiac issue You still could have heart burn, gastritis, reflux, gallbladder issues etc. which could be causing pain If you have continued pain go and be seen again for another evaluation ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose gynecomastia with a chest x-ray?

Is it possible to diagnose gynecomastia with a chest x-ray?

Not Necessary.: In-person consultation with your family practitioner and/or plastic surgeon is a good place to start. Accurate history and physical examination is important. Eliminating “causes” of gynecomastia is also important. Surgical treatment usually involves partial excision of the glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery. Again, much of what is recommended will depend on specific physical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more