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What Is Heterogeneous Opacities In Lungs
Out of Context: Please re-submit the question and report on why the x-ray was taken and what else was included in the report. ...Read more
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
What is the meaning of apicolordotic view shows coarse reticular and hazy densities in the right lung apex?
Heading toward dx: It means there is something in the uppermost part of the right lung that needs to be further evaluated, unless the diagnosis is already known. The x ray interpretation you provided suggests to me it's most likely to be an infectious problem, but a number of causes need to be considered. ...Read more
Reticular densities: The reticular interstitial pattern refers to a complex network of curvilinear opacities that usually involved the lung diffusely. They can be subdivided by their size (fine, medium or coarse). The subdivision refers to the size of the lucent spaces . Reference http://radiopaedia.org/articles/reticular-and-linear-pulmonary-opacification ...Read more
Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs.Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more
Scar vs. Atelectasis: "bibasilar linear opacity" is a term used by radiologists to describe thin lines seen in the bases of both lungs. The typical cause for this are benign conditions such as atelectasis or scarring after a previous infection (pneumonia) . Comparison with previous chest x-rays to determine chronicity and/or cause may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-specific finding: Patchy opacities in lung fields indicate the presence of material more dense than the surrounding lung tissue (which is mostly filled with air). This is most commonly due to infections, but can also be the result of masses or inflammatory conditions. The results would need to be interpreted in conjunction with the medical history and a physical examination to determine the likely cause. ...Read more
What is a dense 8mm left lower nodule of the lung? Dense nodular opacity in the left lower lobe is likely a calcified granuloma. What does that mean to me?
Whats 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
Clinical correlation: I presume you've had TB? The x-ray (which is only an x-ray) suggests that you have a scar in the top of your RIGHT lung (which is a common place for TB to hide) and the radiologist is concerned that you may have an area of active TB as well. Is that true? If you're not sure, you should get in touch with doctors who have treated you in the past - you may need further testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everything: Well almost everything. Certain infections, inflammatory diseases, pulmonary edema, scarring, and some "allergic" reactions to environmental exposures. distinguishing among these is impossible without more information. If you had an x-ray, talke to the doctor who took it, so they can review your history, and other findings on physical exam etc. to help narrow down the cause of this finding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X ray said there is a patchy opacity in the infrahilar region with ill defined pulmonary vasculature, what can this suggest?
Pneumonia: would be my first "guess" Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
What does this means " apicolordotic view shows increased density in the left suprahilar and linear densities in the periphery"?
In a chest xray result: Streaky densities are noted in the right lung base. Heart is not enlarged. Diaphragm ans sulci are intact. what does this me?
Mgt: There may be an inflammatory, fibrotic or infectious process in that area. More information is needed about your clinical history and symptoms to narrow the diagnosis. A TB test should be performed if you have not had one in the last six months. ...Read more
Heart is normal. Calcification is noted in pul foci and no active lung lesion seen. There is blunting of Rt.costophrenic angle.
What ur opinion?
Previous healing: It sounds like you probably had an earlier long infection and now the calcification and blunting of the cardiopulmonary angle a result of a previous lung infection. It sounds like you have healed. The rest of your health depends on the rest of your evaluation. ...Read more
My xray impression is this: regression of the left upper lobe infiltrates
What does it means?
What does it mean "homogenous opacity is seen in left basal zone with obliteration of left CP angle and opacity along left chest wall"?
The doctor: Is seeing a density in the left lung base and along the chest wall. ...Read more
CT findings: Nonspecific findings of lung injury. Usually not a big deal. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more
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