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What type of radiographic tests would you do to diagnose a radiolucency (seen in opg) in the body of the mandible?
Meaning of Foci of increased radiotracer uptake anterior left ribs 5th 6th 7th.Clinical history for possible trauma and radiographic correlation.
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, infection, inflammation, or neoplasm. When multiple foci line up along successive ribs, it is almost invariably due to trauma. If it is along the anterior margins of the ribs, it could also be costcochondritis. ...Read more
What does this Radiographic Report of Chest PA mean ... " There is crowding of the basal lung markings secondary to elevated diaphragm" Thank you :)?
Lung base unexpanded: The diaphragm is a thin membrane like muscle which stretches downward to expand the lungs. when it relaxes it moves upward and lungs compress. sometimes one side of the diaphragm may remain elevated for various reasons. The basal portions of the lungs is the base, or bottom portion. When the diaphragm is high, the normal tissue crowds together and appears thicker. It is not necessarily abnormal ...Read more
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