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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I am worried about if my chest X-ray has any nodules of concern. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a second opinion regarding my chest x-ray. The chest x-ray showed no masses, nodules or pneumonia. I just have a very mild inflammation and an old rib injury. The doctor told me that I had heart deformities, but I already knew about those.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There appears to be a mild prominence of the bronchovascular markings in both the lungs, more so in the lower lobes. This is not a serious problem and sometimes can occur without any acc...  Read Full »

Can a person with CT lung changes due to COVID pneumonia travel?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my father’s medical condition. I want to know is he in a serious condition or is he good to travel. He had the same cough problem for the past two months and was treated by different doctors. Once the medication is done, then the cough started again. At last, he took a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from a continuous cough for the last two months. According to the CT (computed tomography) scan of the chest (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), bilateral interstitial thickening was noted...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What causes inflamed nodules in chest CT?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT high definition for an autoimmune check. I noticed it stated there is a new 2 mm nodule in the left upper lobe on series two image 154 with faint surrounding ground glass, likely inflammatory. Does this mean I have a ground glass nodule? Could it be something precancerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. To your description, the possibility of the inflammatory nodule is more likely. But I want to know a few more things to rule out malignant nodules. Please let me know if you have any smoking habits? Do you have any family history of canc...  Read Full »

Is the mediastinal lesion on the computed tomography (CT) scan due to thymic gland rebound?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan 24 days back, and it was normal. I then had another CT scan nine days back, and it showed a 1.8 x 1.3 x 4.8 cm mediastinal lesion. An indeterminate anterior mediastinal lesion is likely related to thymic gland abnormality and possibly thymic gland rebound hyperplasia or th...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is quite natural to be worried about mediastinal or thymic lesions, and CT (computed tomography) scan is the best modality for their detection. However, the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that you have p...  Read Full »

What can cause hiccups for six days?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 77 years old. He had previous episodes of hiccups, and when he used to have Ulgel A, it would go away. For the past six days, he is having hiccups. But now, he has been having hiccups continuously. He is taking Baclofen 10 mg, Ulgel A, Mucaine gel, Perinorm, Rantac 150 for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your father. Well, the treatment he is receiving is already more than enough. Tablet Baclofen and tablet Perinorm (Metoclopramide 10 mg) are two medications that cure hiccups. But it is required to determine the underlying cause f...  Read Full »

Please tell me about the life expectancy of cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend has been having left shoulder pain for months. For the last three weeks, he is also having the hoarseness in his voice (can barely speak) and little energy. He is eating well, but not gaining weight. He has no other symptoms. He is a carpenter and 50 years old. He smokes cigaret...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I am really sorry to hear about his state. The description given by you with x-ray findings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) supports the diagnosis of lung cancer. Tuberculosis is a possibility, but it is less likely. Hoars...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of chest tightness and pressure in an older patient?

Query: Hello doctor, A patient of age 64 has been experiencing symptoms of squeezing breathlessness or pressure in the chest for the past year in the sitting position. The patient works in an environmentment that is more prone to cotton dust issues. The patient did : (1) Echo Cardiogram before a year (...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your patient has been suffering from squeezing breathlessness or pressure in the chest during sitting position for the past year. According to the echo report, pulmonary arterial...  Read Full »

How to diagnose the cause of shortness of breath and extreme fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom, who is 76 years old, has a transferrin saturation level of 17. She has been scheduled for iron infusion therapy. She feels extremely tired, short of breath, and has arthritic pain. She cannot tolerate oral iron. She has had iron infusions before but does not last long. What to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am trying to understand whether she has iron deficiency anemia or anemia of chronic disease, or myelodysplastic syndrome. Did she ever get a bone marrow biopsy or hemoglobin electrophoresis? Can you share her latest complete blood count (CBC) before and after ...  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 CT two days ago. I have attached my CT scan report. Kindly review my report and help me know the details of...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 pulmon...  Read Full »

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