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Lung (Definition)

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


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Ok so I got a CT scan of the abdoman done with contras. Said lung base was clear so dose that mean I do not have a hiatl hurnea?

Ok so I got a CT scan of the abdoman done with contras. Said lung base was clear so dose that mean I do not have a hiatl hurnea?

Maybe: The comment about your lung bases specifically refers to your lungs and is actually irrelevant to whether or not you have a hernia. If you did have a hiatal hernia the radiologist should have commented on it directly. If there is no mention of a hernia, you probably don't have one. You can ask your doctor to review the ct scan with that specific question in mind if you want to be sure. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows lung polyps on my lungs. What does this mean for me?

Ct scan shows lung polyps on my lungs. What does this mean for me?

Need to know more: About the findings on a ct. I am not familiar with the term "lung polyps".

Pulmonary nodules are quite common, and depending on appearance, density and stability (if an older scan is available), can be accurately classified as benign.

Unfortunately, although most are benign, for many patients, we cannot tell for sure on 1 scan, so further workup is necessary.

Please discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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A ct scan found several cysts on my lungs and a pluralparenchymal opacity also what do these finding mean?

A ct scan found several cysts on my lungs and a pluralparenchymal opacity also what do these finding mean?

Several things: Cysts can be acquired secondary to previous lung disease such as infection, congenital etc, Not usually problem unless get very large, infected, or burst causing air in pleural space. Pleuroparenchymal density usually nodule which can be scar tissue, infection, tumor etc. A lot depends on whether lesion is stable or progressive. If had previous xray good to compare. Do not know reason for chest xray ...Read more

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Ct scan showed multiple lung cysts, what does this mean?

Ct scan showed multiple lung cysts, what does this mean?

Www. Usradreview. Com: If you would like a second opinion on your CT study, visit www. Usradreview. Com ...Read more

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My mother was just told that we found a density in her lungs from a CT scan? What does that mean?

My mother was just told that we found a density in her lungs from a CT scan? What does that mean?

Different things...: It could be related to different problems: a completely benign lesion, tumor, infection, inflammatory nodule (for multiple reasons), lymph nodes which most of the time are benign. If significantly large it might need biopsy but that requires a Pneumologist (Lung doctor) opinion and evaluation in order to decide the next step and inform more about diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just had a CT scan of my chest which shows a 3cm lung bullae. What does this mean? How bad is it and what could treat it?

I just had a CT scan of my chest which shows a 3cm lung bullae. What does this mean? How bad is it and what could treat it?

No treatment: A bullae is an air filled space in the lung that has replaced the normal lung structures. Bullae can be a result of infection, inflammation, smoking. There is no treatment, it is best to think of them like a scar. ...Read more

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My ct scan says I have dependent atelectasis changes of the lung bases identified what that means?

My ct scan says I have dependent atelectasis changes of the lung bases identified what that means?

It most: Likely is not significant, and simply related to gravity and/or a less than complete depth of inspiration at the moment of the scan. Atelectasis in this case means that small portions of the lung are not filled with air/collapsed. It is relatively common as an incidental finding on CT. ...Read more

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I have a "shadow" on my lung. Doctor ordered a CT scan, and it showed to test further, what does this mean?

Safety first: It just means that your doctor is doing his due diligence. The CT scan probably shows something in the lung that is not expected to be there. It could be an abnormal vessel, fluid, lymph nodes, scarring or a mass. It depends on what further testing your doctor is requesting. If you could give more information in terms of what further testing your doctor is recommending it would be helpful. ...Read more

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Persistent coughing off and on for months. Lung and chest CT scan clear.?

Persistent coughing off and on for months. Lung and chest CT scan clear.?

Cough: If you are hypertensive and on an ace inhibitor, cough is a side effect. Other possibilities include gastric reflux, bronchitis, allergies, smoking, certain types of cancers, post nasal drip and even heart or lung disease. Please see an otolaryngologist for a more thorough airway assessment. ...Read more

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Need explanation of ct scan? What does "trace bibasilar atectasis" of the lung is present mean?

Need explanation of ct scan? What does "trace bibasilar atectasis" of the lung is present mean?

Mgt: There is a small area of collapse at the bases of your lungs. This can occur with asthma, certain infections and a variety of other conditions. ...Read more

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What's does it mean on a CT scan result " fine pleuro-parenchymal opacities of residual type in the apices of both lungs"?

This report: Really needs to be correlated with your history and symptoms for someone to give you an answer. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Radiology help. Ct scan showed multiple lung cysts, can you tell me what that means?

Depends: These may be genetic, related to a lung disease, or may be related to smoking. Your doctor may have a better idea after reviewing your history and performing a physical exam. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base anterior to cysts what does it mean?

See your doctor: Your question could mean a lot depending on your history, you are quite young why did you have a CT? Do you already have any kind of cancer, what Cyst are you talking about>? basically in this situation you should talk to the doctor who ordered your Ct scan as the history matters a lot ...Read more

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Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?

No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and my ct scan showed tree in bud in my left lung. What does this mean and how can this be treated. Or can it be left?

Infection common: Multiple causes for tree-in-bud (TIB) opacities, an imaging pattern) usually seen on chest CT have been reported. Respiratory infections (72%) with TB, bacteria, viruses or multiple organisms most common. Associated with diseases predisposing to airway infection : cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and immunodeficiency states. Sarcoidosis rarely ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more