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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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My patient has chest pain. Please provide an 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 ches...  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 »

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 »

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 »

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