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My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?

My  cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and  his heart is not visible.?

Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I had a chest X-ray done. The doctor said everything is normal. Would an X-ray show a blood clot or othrr lung disease?

I had a chest X-ray done. The doctor said everything is normal. Would an X-ray show a blood clot or othrr lung disease?

Perhaps: X-rays show changes in structure by their ability to absorb the rays. This is why bones show up best. Soft tissue changes must be dense or extensive to be seen on an xray. If your chest xray is "normal" than any diseas present is below xray threshold. Your doc, based on your clinical situation could order a ct scan or perhaps an MRI if the results would be helpful. ...Read more

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My cousin had his chest X-ray today and the radiologist said to him that his lung is enlarged and his heart is not visible.?

Kind of Weird: I'd say that is kind of weird. I suggest before you put much stock into what you ever learn in any x ray department, you wait and discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the x ray. A lot of misinformation comes from x ray department employees. I know that will offend some folks, but that is my experience. ...Read more

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Can a chest X-ray show clear lungs but 1 month later show multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM in size?Do lesions grow that fast?Or did the radiologist fail?

Can a chest X-ray show clear lungs but 1 month later show multiple lung lesions 2.5 CM in size?Do lesions grow that fast?Or did the radiologist  fail?

YES IT CAN: Yes it can, it depends on what the lesions are from.Radiologist can not make such a mistake.A clear lung on chest xray can not be nd same is tru about multiple lesions which develop within a month.You have to follow up this with your doctor to find out what is the cause of these multiple lesions in lung it may be due to infection or some kind of tumors.It definitely needs to be investigated furthe. ...Read more

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I had a chest x-ray that showed a 3.5cm mass on my lung. I had a CT today and the radiologist said that masses can't be diagnosed by x-rays?

I had a chest x-ray that showed a 3.5cm mass on my lung. I had a CT today and the radiologist said that masses can't be diagnosed by x-rays?

CT scan is better.: We can find some masses on chest X-ray, but a CT scan would be more accurate for smaller lesions, would be more detailed for lesions in general, and would provide information about the three-dimensionality of a lesion that you simply can't get on an X-ray. ...Read more

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On february, my chest X-ray showed an increase in interstitial marks. In march i was diagnosed with stage4nsc lung cancer. Was the increased interstitial marks a sign?

On february, my chest X-ray showed an increase in interstitial marks. In march i was diagnosed with stage4nsc lung cancer. Was the increased interstitial marks a sign?

Yes or no: As cancers spread in the lungs, they can cause what we call lymphangitic spread of disease. Those lymph vessels are along the blood vessels and yes they can look like increased interstitial markings. To make a decision from that alone would be difficult unless a mass is seen or a diagnosis established beforehand. Even radiation pneumonitis looks the same. Decisions are made from previous diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lung X-ray during virus: "prominent diffuse interstitial markings. No acute findings/infiltrates"does this mean I have interstitial lung disease?

No. : Interstitial lung disease or ild refers to various conditions which can cause fibrosis of the lung. These conditions often have symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing or shortness of breath. Breathing tests and high-resolution cat scans are often used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more