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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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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

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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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What could cause green veins on chest extremely visible, chest soreness, chest pains?

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What could cause green veins on chest extremely visible, chest soreness, chest pains?

Chest pains: If you have very visible engorged veins on the chest along with chest pain, you most probably have superior vena caval syndrome. If have history of alcoholism, you may have spider nevi which are tufts of small veins. Either way, you need get it checked quickly. ...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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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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I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

Mgt/workup: Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be due to TB, cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism. A virtual online appt is available for follow up and to review your HRCT. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on neck and chest, cause?

Tiny bumps on neck and chest, cause?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...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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I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

Spots: Spots, skin lesions, rashes etc. are all unfortunately impossible to diagnose over the computer. It certainly sounds like you have some definite skin conditions that need evaluating, diagnosing , and treating. "Spots" can sometime be a type of Tinea Versicolor, but as stated, you need an exam. Best wishes. ...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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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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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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Chest CT clr in jan, chest pain on touch in ribs symtricly opposite ~4mnths, back pain with bending neck frwrd~10mnths smoker, lung cancer?

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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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Need eval to know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Below: Rashes are difficult to DX, an exam is necessary to make an accurate DX. Without a visual exam, it is impossible to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...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