An apico-lordotic view of the chest X-ray gives us information about the lung apices. It is often ordered by the doctor if there are suscpicious or cloudy areas on previous chest X-ray. For this view, the patient is asked to stand with his back arched until the angle formed by his body and the image receptor is nearly 45 degrees.
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Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She recently got COVID-19. She got an X-ray of her lungs. These are findings observed in the X-ray. There is a bilateral mild interstitial prominence. There is no definite infiltrates and pleural abnormality. The hear... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, your mother has recently affected by COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is a patient of asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She has done a chest X-ray and it reveals bilateral mil... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, About the result of my son's chest PA X-ray. He is 18 years old, the impression in X-ray result suggests apicolordotic view. What does it mean or explanation? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. As the left atrial volume is apparently dilated and a prosthetic valve implanted, the anticoagulation would be necessary even though LAA closure would minimize the risk of thromboembolism. 2. Both drugs could not prevent aFib because of persistent mitral stenosis... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, There is parenchymal infiltrate on the right upper lobe of my lung. My doctor said that I have a ptb3, which looks like a serious stage of tuberculosis. I was shocked because I never had a cough since September. Before the month of September, my cough lasted only for a week and then su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Only parenchymal infiltration in the right upper lobe does not confirm tuberculosis. It needs clinical correlation and further investigations. You need an apicolordotic view of chest x-ray. It gives an excellent view of apical region of lungs. Because, in the normal che... Read Full »
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