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Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest xray?

Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest xray?

Subtle: Right sided heart failure would have to be fairly severe and sometimes longstanding to show significant changes on a standard CXR. Enlargement of the right ventricle and atrium are much better seen with an echo than a CXR. A skilled radiologist might detect some changes earlier than most but overall a standard chest X-ray is not a great way to look for or prove right sided heart failure. ...Read more

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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My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

My c x ray shows the nodule shadow image on upper left side near lung?

Mgt: The image may be uploaded to an inbox consult for guidance. Depending on your history and the appearance of the nodule, you may need a chest CT and further studies. ...Read more

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What is a "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

What is a  "sharp costophrenic angles" on chest xray?

Castophrenic angles: Castophrenic angle is the angle between the lung and the diaphragm. It is a normal anatomical finding. Fluid collection in pleural cavity may obliterate the angle. ...Read more

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On cxr faint round density mid left lung?

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On cxr faint round density mid left lung?

CXR is nonspecific: Cxr is nonspecific and merely a screening tool. A ct chest would help to further evaluate the nodular density. ...Read more

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Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability ESR 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?

Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability ESR 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?

Tuberculosis ?: Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pulmonary effusion. Have you had a PPD test? This may be helpful but can also be positive is previously exposed but have no active infection. There is a blood test called "quantiferon gold" which is useful to help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on exertion, found spot on lung, any suggestions?

I have chest pain on exertion, found spot on lung, any suggestions?

Need further workup: I would recommend either a follow up chest xray or ct scan of the chest with IV contrast. ...Read more

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Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle.Just appeared today.Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal.Sprain?

Doubt a sprain: Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, i would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine. James n. Dillard, md. ...Read more

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After a fall, having pain in chest, bruise on Left breast, xray neg diagnosed bruised ribs if deep breath pain, hear/feel fluid in chest Why?

After a fall, having pain in chest, bruise on Left breast, xray neg diagnosed bruised ribs if deep breath pain, hear/feel fluid  in chest  Why?

Further evaluation: Since you're still having other symptoms that would not be explained by a bruised rib you need to further evaluation to clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Chest CT clr in jan, chest pain on touch in ribs symtricly opposite ~4mnths, back pain with bending neck frwrd~10mnths smoker, lung cancer?

Neck/back pain: Lung cancer is unlikely. The symptoms are more likely due to muscle/tendon strain or a disc herniation in the neck or mid back area. Smoking dries out the tissues and can accelerate arthritis. Smoking slows healing from muscle strains and tears too. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate the pain and see your medical doctor to work on a program to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Is rightsided heartfailure visible on a chest x-ray?

Usually no: Sometimes there are some signs that can be associated with right heart failure but a chest xray is not generally able to confirm or rule out right sided heart failure as the findings are usually non-specific. ...Read more

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What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depends on image acquisition and anatomy. ...Read more

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Can sinus chest pain give you chest pain like a collapsed lung? Chest xray came back.Good

Can sinus chest pain give you chest pain like a collapsed lung? Chest xray came back.Good

Depends: It's hard for me to imagine the pain of a collapsed lung ( I have not have one) but i can imagine the sob. In sinus problem you cough and can cause pain, even rib fracture which was ruled out by xr. I can also cause sudden pulls on the intercostals, hence chest wall pain. The inflammation from the same cause as the sinus problem, even viral etiology, can cause pleurisy. ...Read more

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38y F/echo, EKGx2, u-sound, ESTecho,chest xray normal. Sharp right chest pain15hrs straight intermitten w/opp back pain. Costochron on left better.

38y F/echo, EKGx2, u-sound, ESTecho,chest xray normal. Sharp right chest pain15hrs straight intermitten w/opp back pain. Costochron on left better.

Screen for PE: You will need a CT angio and Vq scan of your lungs as well as a routine CT of your chest to rule out a pulmonary embolus. Ask your physician about medication to control your pain. ...Read more

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