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X Ray Chest Single View
Many things: Pneumonia, volume loss or atelectasis, overaeration, fluid in lungs-interstitial edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, extraalveolar air in pleural space, pericardium, mediastinum and subcutaneous tissues, enlarged heart, nodules in lungs, metastases or infection, lung and mediastinal tumors, fractures in ribs and spine, etc ...Read more
Hi, im 34 years old male. Recently in my plain x-ray Pa view of the chest revealed:-
-Left Lower zonal small fibrotic strand seen.
Can you pls exp?
Can X-ray technician provide over dose of radiation in chest X-ray?
He said that my amount of radiation for 4 views of chest X-ray was 7msv.
That is: Approximately the radiation dose of a chest CT, it is far too much to be the dose from a 4 view chest X-ray, which should probably be. 1/10th of that or less. Perhaps you misheard the technologist? I'm not sure why the tech was providing you that info out of context anyway. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The effects of esophageal rupture or injury may be noticed on plain films as widening of mediastinum and fluid in pleural space. Usually consideration of symptoms chest pain, chills, fever, general discomfort and shortness of breath. Usually inflammation associated with bacterial infection requiring antibiotic therapy. Supplemental testing includes esophagogram and CT exam. ...Read more
Chest X-Ray: early silhouetting of left heart border. While consolidation is not seen on lateral view, may reflect early lingular infiltrate. Meaning?
It would be helpful to upload the chest radiograph to your Healthtap EMR as a consult, but the report indicates that you have a process in the left middle area of your lung, which could represent pneumonia.
If you develop fever, a productive cough, a follow up appointment is advised. ...Read more
Damage: You have some scarring (fibrosis) and, perhaps, hyperinflation (enlargement) of your lungs. These are signs of damage. If you smoke, you surely should quit. If you're exposed to second hand smoke or toxic fumes, try to avoid them if possible. If you're over 50, it may just be...that you're over 50! We have many exposures as the years progress that are unavoidable. ...Read more
Of course, but...: The answer is NO, if a person is healthy and has no special reason to be suspected of having lung cancer. Many things are possible in life. So, as long as a person has lungs, he CAN have lung cancer, but it is not detectable until the tumor gets bigger. Likewise, he can have brain cancer, liver cancer, etc... But, in order to live a happy, normal life, we say NO CANCER when we don't detect cancer. ...Read more
If on PA chest X-ray seen nodular dense On the left lung side, but it didn't seen on the lateral and oblique view, do I usually need future tests?
Yes: A lung nodule should likely be followed up to figure out what exactly it is. A CT is best. ...Read more
IUGR 34 wks old daughter had chest/abdom (babygram) 2 views & another abdom x ray 2 views. Add another chest x ray 2 views at 3 yrs old. Research suggests real increased cancer risk due to age/size at time of tests. Thoughts? Estimate effective dose?
Really -don't worry: A few regular x-rays are not going to increase risk enough to spend time worrying about it. It's not like she had multiple CAT scans, which is like having thousands of x-rays at one time. Radiation from the environment gives us as much exposure as a few xrays. I just would really not worry about this risk, and spend your worry time about preventing things that really are items that cause risk. ...Read more
Chest x-ray PA view shows fibrosis in mid lower zones and bronchitic changes are seen, can it be pulmonary fibrosis?
Need a CT : A chest CT is needed for diagnosis of IPF ...Read more
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
Chest contents xray: A chest xray is used to get a look at the soft tissue inside the chest (heart, lungs, contents of the space in the middle) to determine pathology including the extent of infection, state of heart size and the possibility of tumors. It is quite standardized and a useful initial evaluation for those with breathing and other chest problems. ...Read more
Slight hazziness seen in the left paracardic region is my X-ray report
It’s there any problem in my chest?
Non specific: Haziness is a vague term. Radiologist should have reason for requesting study and referring doctor should have examined or been consulted by patient with additional information. If fever and cough, density could be atelectasis (volume loss) or possible early pneumonia. Chest pain as symptom might be from trauma, pleurisy etc. Symptoms to be correlated. Wheezing, hemoptysis other causes. ...Read more
I have chest pain since 3weeks.it's not a continues pain.my ECG and X-ray is nornal.is there is any prob?
Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia, and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum. Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read more
My son always suffers from cold and during breathing there is always noise but X-ray report of chest is ok. What should I do?
Doctor can evaluate: Noise during breathing can come from the nose, throat, trachea, voice box, or lungs. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see where the noise might be coming from. The doctor may refer to an ENT doctor for a more thorough examination of the nose and throat. Kids with nasal allergies or kids with big tonsils or adenoids can snore and make breathing noises. ...Read more
I have chest pains and it only lasts for a couple of minutes I took an X-ray but there was nothing wrong with me what could it be?
Check it out: Not enough information. A chest x-ray is only part of a chest pain work up. The most important part is a detailed history and physical exam. You should see a doctor and get it checked out. Though it's probably nothing you don't want to miss something serious like your heart. See a doctor. ...Read more
Not usually: As long as this is not perfomred for a prolonged period. Chest xray is low radiation burden but can accumulate if two xrays a week for months. If seriously ill and measure taken to preserve life or cure illness then benefits out weigh risks. ...Read more
Non specific: Infiltrate is a non-specific term. It just means that something is within the normally air-filled air spaces of the lung. It can be infectious (most common in symptomatic patient) or inflammatory. Bleeding can appear as an infiltrate. Also, some cancers can appear more than an infiltrate than a mass. Either way, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Suggestion: If you have emphysema or, worse case scenario, lung cancer, then smoking may be inferred as it is a common cause of these. If radiologists see these issues we may raise the question of a smoking history. However, there is no finding on chest x-ray that is definitive for a smoking history. ...Read more