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Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Would a chest xray show lymphoma?

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 more

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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Do x rays show herniated disk

Do x rays show herniated  disk

No: X-ray will reveal the space between the vertebral bodies where the disc is found but unless the disc is calcified, it will not be visualized as x-ray energy will pass through this soft tissue structure while it does not penetrate the bone but you can get idea of how degenerative the disc may be by seeing how narrowed the disc space is or amount of bone spurs seen around it. Ct & MRI reveal disc. ...Read more

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Would you see an enlarged right heart on a chest CT scan without contrast and CT scan x ray?

Would you see an enlarged right heart on a chest CT scan without contrast and CT scan x ray?

Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent by those means. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) usually does a better job. sometimes more specialized tests are needed. However, if this is the 1st time that an enlarged heart was detected, it is best to get it confirmed & identify the cause. GL & TY ...Read more

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Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up. ...Read more

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Bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly.In chest x ray. What's next?

Bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly.In chest x ray. What's next?

Depends: Depends on your symptoms. If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be helpful. Regardless, an echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart shadow). Other tests may also be necessary depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Not usually: If lymph nodes are felt in neck then many times a chest xray is ordered to see if nodes involve or extend into mediastinum of chest. If large nodes in chest then think of lymphoma or some infections like tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Does xray show underneath crown?

Does xray show underneath crown?

Depends: If the material used to make the crown is radiolucent [transparent to xrays] the answer is yes. Materials such as all porcelain crowns are radiolucent. Crowns with metal in them such as porcelain fused to metal crowns, or all metal crowns or zirconium crowns are radio-opaque and xrays will not go thru they so youcannot seen underneath them. ...Read more

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Enlarged right hilum abnormal x ray?

Enlarged right hilum abnormal x ray?

Tuberculosis,sarcoid: It can be due to 1pulmonary tuberculosis 2sarcoidosis 3pulmonary hupertension 4bronchogenic carcinoma 5hilar lymadenopathy. ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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Would a double contrast chest CT scan and a chest X-ray rule out fibrosis?

Would a double contrast chest CT scan and a chest X-ray rule out fibrosis?

Not the best test: A high resolution CT chest would be the best study to evaluate fibrotic lung disease. ...Read more

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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

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

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What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

Central markings: Central markings consisting of combination of blood vessels and bronchial walls. These extend out from mediastinum and heart. ...Read more

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Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Visualize lungs: Chest xray includes heart, lungs, mediastinum, bones shoulders, and upper abdomen. The lungs are definitely visualized. For more detail imaging of lungs, sometimes high resolution CT imaging of chest may be performed. ...Read more

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What will a chest MRI show that a chest xray cannot?

What will a chest MRI show that a chest xray cannot?

Lots: There is a lot more detail and information in an mri. For example, blood vessels and lymph nodes are much better evaluated using mri. ...Read more

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My chest xray findings: clear lungs. Apical pleural thickening. Is it serious?

My chest xray findings: clear lungs. Apical pleural thickening. Is it serious?

Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor difference in thickness. If this is the case it is most likely nothing to worry about and just a follow-up chest xray to give you peace of mind. If there is a marked asymmetry or associated bone destruction this would need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can CT scan show severe arthritis?

Can CT scan show severe arthritis?

See answer: Yes, although plain radiographs followed by MRI is usually used to define arthritis. ...Read more

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Would an xray show cardiomyopathy?

Would an xray show cardiomyopathy?

Echocardiogram: Dear Tanaya, An xray will show if you have an enlarged heart which can be suggestive of a cardiomyopathy however the ideal test is an ultrasound of the heart also known as an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What does an x-ray show?

It depends: Which body part is being imaged. Agree with dr. Heller. ...Read more

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What is an X-ray entercholithiasis?

What is an X-ray entercholithiasis?

Enteroclysis: is what you probably mean. It is a detailed fluoroscopic examination of the small bowel. A nasoduodenal tube is utilized to pump contrast into the small bowel at a specific rate, while the small bowel is evaluated with fluoroscopy. This test is not often used, it is invasive, labor intensive, and unpleasant for the patient. It has largely been replaced by CT or MRI enteroclysis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have an X-ray 2x a week?

Is it ok to have an X-ray 2x a week?

Probably fine...: We always like to minimize any radiation. However, if there is an underlying medical need i wouldn't think twice about it. Most x-rays expose you to relatively lower doses than ct scans and many nuclear medicine studies. A couple of x-rays in a week for a period will not harm you. ...Read more

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What could cause a shadow on my x-ray?

What could cause a shadow on my x-ray?

Difficult to tell: without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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How do you become an X-ray technician?

Technical school: There are a number of schools such as pima which offer x-ray tech courses. Check on line for the nearest location. Beware of schools like devry and phoenix which are profit making institutions dying to get your money and offer little. ...Read more

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Results from X-ray says the following?

Need information: What did the x-ray report say? Cannot address the issue unless that is presented. Ask the question again with the full report. ...Read more

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Is haziness in X-ray due to mnemonitis?

Is haziness in X-ray due to mnemonitis?

Yes,: but that is a non specific appearance that could be due to a number of things in addiyion to pneumonitis. ...Read more

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When should a child get an X-ray for pain?

When should a child get an X-ray for pain?

??: Xrays should be obtained when the history and exam suggest there may be an xray finding. Since most pain originates from soft tissue, and soft tissues do not show up anything particular on xrays, they are not a necessary or helpful part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are X-ray images produced?

Can you tell me how are X-ray images produced?

Brief explanation: X-ray electromagnetic radiation, much like visible light. Short wavelength transmitted through body tissues. In short, an x-ray machine transforms the kinetic (movement) energy of electrons into electromagnetic energy and thermal energy (heat). Different parts of the human body absorb the rays at different rates. rays at different rates(bone, soft tissues, metal, air absorb differently) ...Read more

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Do i need a referral from my dr to get an x-ray?

Yes.: An xray is a test and like any other test must be chosen wisely to get the right answer with the least amount of radiation. Ordering is limited to professional providers with very good reason. Imagine if you could get an xray at your local supermarket. How many would just drop in to check things out? Bad idea. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

Most radiology : Departments are now digital so images are processed quickly. ...Read more

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I am asking an explanation of my X-ray findings ?

HealthTap Concierge: Probably best to set up a consult w/HealthTap Concierge to go over your xrays. That way, you can upload your xray/report for review. Of course, you'll have to pay for this service. It's a bit trickier trying to do on this free version of HealthTap. Better yet, ask doc who ordered xray to explain & review it w/you. ...Read more

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Does an X-ray provide a sectional view of the body?

No, CT scans do: A CT scan uses x-rays to create a sectional stack of images of the body that a radiologist can then scroll through. ...Read more

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What number of times can we have our X-ray in a month?

What number of times can we have our X-ray in a month?

Benefit vs. risk: Ionizing radiation can cause harm and in excess perhaps induce the formation of tumors.CT examinations are most incriminated because of amount of irradiation expended.Freq. CT examinations particularly in growing children can cause development of brain tumors and leukemia.Cumulative doses of about 50 mGy (3-10CT)might triple the risk of leukaemia.Life and death situations may necessitate risk taki ...Read more

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What is the average cost of having an X-ray performed?

Depends: Now i can only speak as a dentist so if you want costs of medical xrays then i hope other docs will chime in on this one. Costs vary by geographic locale but in my office a single periapical intraoral xray is about 28 bucks. A panoramic xray is about 100 bucks. ...Read more

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Are X-ray technicians and radiographers the same thing?

Are X-ray technicians and radiographers the same thing?

Synonyms: Yes, those terms are synonyms and describe someone who produces medical images that assist medical specialists and doctors in the diagnosis or monitoring of a patient's injury or illness. ...Read more

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Help! what can be the cause of this shadow on my x-ray?

Many causes: There are many causes for a "shadow" on your x-ray. Does the report give some more explanation? If not, your doctor can help fill in the gap. Sorry, without seeing the image on a dedicated viewing monitor, i cannot render an opinion. ...Read more

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How would a portable X-ray affect another person in the room?

Probably minimal: Usually the xray cone is collimated and lined with lead to minimize radiation scatter. The instruction manual for the device would probably give you a more precise answer. ...Read more