Chest Radiograph Interpretation

A chest radiograph is used to identify conditions affecting the organs present in the chest like pneumonia, pneumothorax, heart failure, rib fracture, and hiatal hernia. Airways, breast shadows, ribs, cardiac silhouette, costophrenic angles, and diaphragm can be seen in a chest X-ray.

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Kindly take a look at my chest scan and give your advice.

Query: Hello doctor,Kindly take a look at my results from various scans of my chest and advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have seen all your FDG-PET reports, which is very sensitive to detect any tumor activity in unidentified mass as the scan shows solitary pulmonary nodules in the left lateral lower lobe. This scan is beneficial to identify and detect tumor by detecting the oxygen utili...  Read Full »

What does the white areas on my chest x-ray suggest?

Query: Hello, I recently had a bronchoscopy with lavage. X-ray to me seems abnormal as it has lots of white areas. My current medication includes Carbocisteine. Is there any visible sign of mucoid impaction, lung abscess, or emphysema? Can you see anything on this x-ray? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please be assured that your x-ray is normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This x-ray was done with you lying in a supine position, and the "lots of white" that you see on both sides are due t...  Read Full »

What does my chest radiograph suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get a an opinion regarding the attached chest radiograph. I wish to know if there are any abnormalities like scarring.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your attached chest radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray is essentially normal except for slightly prominent lung markings bilaterally and especially in right lower zone. Ho...  Read Full »

My patient complains of pain in the right side of the chest and shoulder. Please provide a second radiology opinion.

Query: Hi doctor,Could you provide a second radiology opinion? This is for a patient with right-sided rib fractures (4th and 5th) who exhibits the following symptoms. The patient complained of pain in the right side of the chest and shoulder. She has right arm fatiguability, right-sided retrosternal chest...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The source of the various issues the patient has been experiencing lies somewhere other than the chest. In particular, the rib fractures are old and healed...  Read Full »

Can long-standing anemia cause enlargement of the spleen and rise in ESR?

Query: Hi doctor, I have no symptoms, and I am healthy. I had a chest X-ray last week to check my ribs due to a fall that I had. Last year I had a chest X-ray and then a chest CT and was told that I have a calcified granuloma in one of my lungs from an old infection and nothing to worry about. I also had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jain Padmesh Satishchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not worry so much that you turn hypochondriac. Worrying will bring in illness that you do not have. Just eat healthily, be happy, exercise, have good close friends & family, stay away from alcohol and smoking. The X-ray you have provided (attachments remo...  Read Full »

Can you help interpret my chest X-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest and sinus X-ray a couple of days ago and I need help reading and explaining it. I had a runny nose and a cough with phlegm so the ENT doctor asked for a chest X-ray. I have attached the images of the reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am able to view your paranasal sinus X-rays. It shows mild haziness in the left maxillary sinus compared to the opposite side which can be due to a mild sinus infection. The ri...  Read Full »

When I cough my chest pain gets worse. Is it something serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old female. I weigh 70 kg and my height is 5 feet. I am a known diabetic and hypertensive and on regular medications. I have been suffering with dry cough, fever and chest pain. When I cough my chest pain gets worse. I am unable to take deep breath, because if I inhale deep...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail and gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please find my observations below. The chest x-ray shows certain changes which are expected for your age. There are no significant shadows...  Read Full »

My heart appears large on my X-ray. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I went to a chiropractor for lower back pain, and they took X-rays. They told me that my heart looked large. Therefore, I wanted to get a professional radiologist's opinion on it. I am not an athlete, and my health is average.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to On examining your X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), I find that the heart shadow is “apparently large” but actually not large. This is a very common aspect of the chest X-ray where the heart shadow “appears large” whenever the perso...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 2-month-old baby suffering from dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months old and he is suffering with dry cough over the last 3 days. We consulted local doctor and he advised TA-65 capsule which can be taken by mixing one capsule in 10 cc of distilled water. He advised to use 2 mL of this mixture for 3 days. My question is how exactly does T...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your kid is probably suffering from some throat infection or lung infection (respiratory infection). TA - 65 is a telomerase activator, it comes in capsule form. It is used to boost immune system, skin and given for sexual improvement. It has no role in cough and it...  Read Full »

Does my X-ray indicate that I have had tuberculosis in the past?

Query: Hello doctor, Attached herewith is a detailed report of an X-ray with previous pathological indications. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Chest X-ray as per reports: There is a mild prominence of broncho-vascular markings noted in the visualized bilateral lung fields consistent with bronchitis. Fibrotic...  Read Full »

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