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What Does A Healthy Lung X Ray Look Like
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
normal uptake: Bone scan involves intravenous injection of radiotracer usually technetium 99m mdp which accumulates in skeleton. Scan may involve early phase(5-10 min) and late phase(2-3 hr) imaging. Increased uptake is seen in fractures, tumors, infection, etc. Decreased uptake is seen in metal artifacts, aggressive tumor/infection, & loss of blood supply to bones.No abnormal uptake in skeleton is normal. ...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
It varies: It can be a mass, or unusual calcifications, or an unusual "infiltrate" on a chest x-ray. In other words, it can have many different appearances. A chest x-ray is a great tool, but it takes skill to interpret. I do not recommend you try to interpret your films, but your doc can review it with you to give insights. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable appearance: On a mammogram cancer can look like a white irregular density or can appear as small specks of calcium (microcalcifications) clumped in a particular pattern. Sometimes cancers show both features. It is important to remember that not all densities or microcalcifications seen on mammography are cancer. Only a biopsy can confirm that cancer is present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly does intersitial lung scarring mean? And is a bad sign they want to do a high resolution CT scan of my lungs?
Interstitial lung: Scarring is the end result of a healing and repair process. The interstitial tissue of the lung surrounds the airways. A high resolution ct scan of the lung will help your doctors determine the underlying cause by examining the patterns of the scarring on ct scan. Depending on the extent of the scarring, breathing can be affected or not. Please follow up with your physician. ...Read more
CXR: Without knowing the exact wording of the "Impression" I really cannot say. ...Read more
How can a chest X-ray show that i’m a smoker? My doctor asked me if i smoke after looking at my chest x-ray. Is there something different about a smoker’s x-rays and a non-smoker’s x-rays?
Overaeration: Abnormal chest X-ray findings are usually not seen until COPD is severe. In this case, X-ray may show: flattening of diaphragms, the large muscle that separates lungs and heart from the abdominal cavity.Increased size of the chest, as measured from front to back. Abnormal air collections within the lung (focal bullae). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pneumonia: Is shown on a chest x-ray as an area of "whiteness" in an area that would otherwise show normal "black" lung aeration. It could appear gray as well (just another appearance on the spectrum of black to white). There are a number of pathologies that may replace the normal "black" appearance of aerated lung (including lung cancer, volume loss, and bleeding in the lung from trauma). ...Read more
It is a good imaging: Mri is a good imaging tool for sarcomas. It will show the normal anatomy of the bone and the additional growth arising from the bone and we can see the exact dimensions of the cancer and its local extent of spread and invasion into the surrounding tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If having chest pain would a lung tumor more than likely show on a X-ray all my blood work is good hemoglobin was17.8 X-ray clear anything to worry?
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
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