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What Does A Chest X Ray Show
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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CXR: Without knowing the exact wording of the "Impression" I really cannot say. ...Read more
Usually opacity: Density or consolidation on chest x-ray is increased density replacing normally clear ventilated lung.. Density is usually nonspecific and can represent pneumonia, hemorrhage, collapsed lung, tumor, fluid, etc.There are different dnesities going from lucent lungs (least dense), to fat, soft tisue and bone (most dense) on chest x-ray ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
normal: That's almost impossible to answer in a short response. The list of structures that a radiologist evaluates on a cxr to give the final impression of 'normal' is quite long, but it includes the heart, lungs, bony structures, pulmonary blood vessels, aorta, visible part of the upper abdomen, etc. ...Read more
Sometimes: If have symptoms compatible with pneumonia, chest xray can demonstrate consolidation consistent with pneumonia. Some pneumonias are bacterial, fungal, and viral. Often have different radiographic patterns. Clinical exam by physician and certain blood tests are other ways of confirming pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: It depends on the area covered by the x-ray and on how enlarged the lymph nodes are. A chest x-ray would probably show significant lymph node enlargement that may be suspicious for lymphoma in the mediastinal area (inside the chest cavity) and possibly in the supraclavicular (above the collarbone), lower cervical (neck), and axillary (armpit) regions. Inguinal (groin) lymph nodes would not show. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more
Impossible to tell.: Without looking at the pictures / X-ray, it will be next to impossible to tell what it is. Use HealthTap Prime to upload the films - that will help decide. Endless possibilities include an old healed rib fracture, osteochondroma, bone tumor, Paget's disease of bone, bone island, heterotopic ossification, lodged bullet or shrapnel (metalworking?), & countless others. CT scan may be like goin fishin ...Read more
Usually misses it: You asked about this before. A chest xray almost always will miss Kaposi sarcoma, which doesn't usually cause lung or chest problems. If someone doesn't have KS skin lesions, they have little chance of having it anywhere else in the body. If you remain concerned, discuss with your personal physician. ...Read more
Hiding: The scaphoid is a bone in the hand that sometimes gets broken but doesn't show up well on xrays. We get concerned about that bone because it has a poor blood supply meaning it doesn't always heal well after a fracture and so it can cause a lot of problems if it isn't treated appropriately. Usually xrays will be repeated after a couple of weeks and if there is a fracture it usually can be seen then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: In general, x rays are made by passing photons through the body and then detecting where and how many of those photons actually get through. Areas of the body that are more dense (like the bones) let fewer photons through and therefore appear more dense. ...Read more
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