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Ct Chest

Computed tomography (CT) of the chest uses special X-ray equipment to determine the abnormalities of the chest by producing cross-sectional images of the internal organs. It helps to determine the cause of unexplained cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, and other symptoms. This procedure is painless and non-invasive. It is effective in diagnosing lung cancer in the early stage. It helps to determine tumors of the chest and injuries in the chest, heart, blood vessels, lungs, and spine.

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How do I calculate radiation dose from three scout scans?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan of the chest and abdomen. What is odd about this scan is that the technician did three scout scans before the final helical scan, which made me uncomfortable because I do not know how much radiation I received in those scans. When I got the CD, I looked at the dose repo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).¬†From calculations, the total radiation dose received by you during the CT scan is likely 10 mSv. Please note that scout images give low dose and three scout images will not significantly increas...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and help me know the reason for my breathing difficulty.

Query: Hello doctor, I had breathing difficulty two years ago. I consulted a doctor, and after a spirometry test, he said that everything was normal. However, it is not fully recovered. So, I took a computed tomography (CT) two days ago. I have attached my CT scan report. Kindly review my report and help m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from respiratory problems. Your recent chest HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) has suggested multiple lung bullae due to chronic obstructive pulmonary di...  Read Full »

Will CAT scan show lung cancer if pleural effusion is present?

Query: Hello doctor, How likely is a CAT scan to show a lung cancer if a pleural effusion is present? My husband has a pleural effusion and has had four CT scans, none of which show any suspicious mass. Cytology records are inconclusive. I am wondering if the presence of the pleural effusion limits the vi...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Detection of tumor on CAT (computed tomography) scan has nearly 85 to 90 percent efficacy which further increases to 95 percent in post-contrast studies. The pleasurable effusion can be due to numerous causes and in your case due to mucous plugging causing lung lobe col...  Read Full »

What does the CT- chest scan value indicate in COVID-19 patients?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend is infected with COVID-19. He got his CT scan done, and I have his report from the lab. Since the information has all technical terms, I want to understand how severe his condition and case are. He will consult another doctor, who most probably will start steroids to control it f...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CT (computed tomography) scan shows (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) a lung involvement value of 16/25 which means there are blood clots in the lung field due to COVID-19 infection. There are three lobes in the right and two lobes in the left lung...  Read Full »

My wife's blood report shows abnormal monocytes and ESR. Is this cause for concern?

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my wife got an annual blood test done. Few of my wife's results are off the radar. She is 30 years old, and she had a mild cough when the tests were done. She becomes tired very easily. In the attached hemogram report, her monocytes are 0 and ESR is 80. Rest of the tests includi...  Read Full »

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, but after a detailed evaluation of your wife's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I would say there is nothing to worry. Only monocytes levels are low, it does not mean much. It does not cause anything serious if ...  Read Full »

I have had trouble breathing for more than ten years. Can you interpret my CT scan results?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had trouble breathing for more than ten years. I used to smoke and worked in construction for a year and inhaled a lot of dust. I used to play saxophone but noticed I could not blow anymore, and my lung capacity was not the same. I take Zyprexa now. I got a CT scan of my chest. C...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query and concern. I understand that you have been having breathing problems for quite some time, and now it seems to have deteriorated. I have seen all the attached images (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) of your CT (comp...  Read Full »

I had chest pain recently and my MRI reports revealed a 0.23-inch thyroid nodule. Is this a serious condition?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a chest MRI for chest wall pain today. All looked good compared to a chest CT scan done two years back, but there was an incidental finding of a thyroid nodule that is 0.23 inches on today's MRI. I am not sure if this was on the previous chest CT scan or not. The old CT scan repo...  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thyroid nodules are incidental findings on most CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. In general, these nodules are evaluated if there are worrying features such as large size, blood vessel activity (vascularity), and texture variations. A...  Read Full »

Kindly analyze the CT results and provide a treatment for the pain in the lower part of the chest.

Query: Hi Doctor, I am 64 years old, BP, diabetes and heart patient. I am having pain on my lower left part of the chest (above the spleen) that looks like a bone pain. I feel it only when pressure is applied on the left side. I am having the pain for the last 10 days now. I visited a doctor and he suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI went through your post and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and you seem to be more interested in CT (computerized tomography) scans there are non-enhancing nodules in CT that generally have no significance in clinical non enhancing are b...  Read Full »

I have a 2 mm solitary pulmonary nodule. Is this serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 74-year-old male, weighing 142 lbs, height 5 feet 10 inches, and a non-smoker. I worked in an auto body shop for two years and painted cars for 18 to 19 years. Had minimal exposure to asbestos and quitting grain farming at the age of 44 years. When I was 56 years old, I had a sev...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See, solitary pulmonary nodule, which is asymptomatic, does not require any further investigations. However, any persisting fever, cough, and cold warrants bronchoscopy and biopsy of the lesion to rule out any possible causes. Atelectasis is the collapse of the alveo...  Read Full »

What do the X-ray reports of my lungs and kidneys suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a complaint of pain and had taken tablet Ibuprofen in the past. I am sharing my X-ray reports. I want them to be interpreted by a radiologist. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Mounica Kavikondala

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). IVP (intravenous pyelogram) X-ray shows a normal right kidney and ureter, a duplex collecting system involving the left kidney with a partial duplication ...  Read Full »

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