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Several Typical X Ray
A baby's risk of cancer does not change when he gets several typical x-rays, what do several typical x-rays mean?
1 to 5 x-rays: Normal babies (from birth up to his first birthday) might get sick with pneumonia, an abdominal problem, or have a suspected fracture in the arms, legs, hands, or feet. Those are some examples of problems in which a few x-rays might be done. From that viewpoint, normal babies are unlikely to get more than 5 x-rays. Most babies do not get any at all. As always, do x-rays only when medically needed. ...Read more
Asthma attack with hyperinflation diagnosed on x-ray. Ironically, was not, nor do I ever really wheeze? How is this possible? Typical asthma symptoms
No half way ?: Wheezing is something you may have but never appreciate yourself. If your airway constriction during events goes past wheezing to full out over inflation/ air trapping that is bad. It leaves you with less personal information to increase your asthma meds in time of need. I would be sure to have a peak flow meter on hand & understand how to use it to monitor your asthma control. ...Read more
What's a KUB that's used to detect kidney stones? Does it require use of dye, or is it just a typical pelvic x-ray?
Chest pain, numbness to left arm,neck,and bottom face.Went to ER but EKG,Bloodwork,and x-Ray norml.Dr rules as typical chest pain, is it really ?
I get a typical facial pain in my palate, 24-7. Nothing could be found through x-rays and mris and tablets didn't work.What should I do?
Different: I would suggest seeing someone with training in orofacial pain or oral medicine. Tmd is usually a joint related problem. Atypical facial pain is a neurological problem and the two are not related although the symptoms can sometimes match. Treatment consists of topical or systemic medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is any imaging used for tmjd? Pt thinks maybe the disc is off on one side, that wouldn't show up directly on an X-ray right?
Wrong Forum: I am sorry to once again rain on your parade, but you are not asking the right people this question. We are not your physician, do not know why you need an X-ray or even if your physician has recommended an X-ray. But, as a sixteen year old you have a right to health care and confidentiality. Go to your doctor and work this out. ...Read more
Enteroclysis: is what you probably mean. It is a detailed fluoroscopic examination of the small bowel. A nasoduodenal tube is utilized to pump contrast into the small bowel at a specific rate, while the small bowel is evaluated with fluoroscopy. This test is not often used, it is invasive, labor intensive, and unpleasant for the patient. It has largely been replaced by CT or MRI enteroclysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably fine...: We always like to minimize any radiation. However, if there is an underlying medical need i wouldn't think twice about it. Most x-rays expose you to relatively lower doses than ct scans and many nuclear medicine studies. A couple of x-rays in a week for a period will not harm you. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Technical school: There are a number of schools such as pima which offer x-ray tech courses. Check on line for the nearest location. Beware of schools like devry and phoenix which are profit making institutions dying to get your money and offer little. ...Read more
??: Xrays should be obtained when the history and exam suggest there may be an xray finding. Since most pain originates from soft tissue, and soft tissues do not show up anything particular on xrays, they are not a necessary or helpful part of the evaluation. ...Read more
Brief explanation: X-ray electromagnetic radiation, much like visible light. Short wavelength transmitted through body tissues. In short, an x-ray machine transforms the kinetic (movement) energy of electrons into electromagnetic energy and thermal energy (heat). Different parts of the human body absorb the rays at different rates. rays at different rates(bone, soft tissues, metal, air absorb differently) ...Read more
X-ray: Simply, the black areas on an x-ray are where relatively higher numbers of x-rays were able to pass through the patient and hit the film and cause it to turn black. The white areas are where something was in front of the x-ray film that stopped the x-rays from reaching the film, like bone or metal. ...Read more
Yes.: An xray is a test and like any other test must be chosen wisely to get the right answer with the least amount of radiation. Ordering is limited to professional providers with very good reason. Imagine if you could get an xray at your local supermarket. How many would just drop in to check things out? Bad idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer