An HRCT, high resolution computed tomography, is a type of imaging test. It uses advanced techniques to enhance the resolution of images to diagnose various diseases. It is most commonly used to assess problems in the lungs. It takes up to 15 to 30 minutes to take HRCT.
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I feel sudden chest discomfort and breathlessness. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl of 20. My height is 167 cm and weight is 75 kg. Over the past one week, I am having high discomfort and pain in my right chest when I breathe. The pain radiates to the right shoulder and right arm too. When I sneeze or blow my nose up, the pain is severe. I cannot explain this... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have a history of frequent chest infections in the past, which were associated with wheezing, secretions and fever as well, I would suggest you to consult a pulmonologist or a chest physician in person. Your symptom of chest pain, which increases on deep respi... Read Full »
Is there any issue with my echo report?
Query: Hi doctor,I had anterior myocardial infarction five years back, and I was on medications until angiogram and angioplasty were done last year. My last month echo report states, mid anterior septum, anterior wall, and anterolateral wall thinned and hypokinetic. Apical septum, LV apex thinned, and akin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are changes due to AWMI (anterior wall myocardial infarction). You are having dysfunction of the heart, which is of moderate intensity. It is a significant dysfunction, but manageable. Normal functioning of the heart is more than 55 %, and yours is 40 %. Survival... Read Full »
Is lung biopsy needed to diagnose bronchiectasis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been referred to a pulmonologist based on the following CT scan report for chronic cough and fatigue. Mild cylindrical bronchiectasis to the lower lung fields with evidence of bronchial wall thickening and mild dilatation. Additionally, ill defined airspace opacities of the extre... Read Full »
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your CT scan report is suggestive of cylindrical bronchiectasis with some infective foci. Usually, the diagnosis of bronchiectasis is made on the HRCT thorax (high-resolution computed tomography) and there is no need of any lung biopsy. Bronchiectasi... Read Full »
Would emphysema been shown on a CT scan and chest x-ray?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a chest x-ray and chest ct scan done. And they both came back normal. If I had emphysema would it have shown up on one of those two tests? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Significant emphysema in the lungs would have been visualized in the x-rays. Early stages of emphysema are difficult to see on x-ray and are visualized only on HRCT (high-resolution computerized tomography) chest scan. If X-rays are normal then more likely that you ... Read Full »
Why do I have intercostal strain and blood in sputum?
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed with an intercostal strain. The symptoms are pain in the area of strain and swelling. Unfortunately, I have developed a frightening symptom where I am coughing up blood coated mucus. My father who worked as an EMT says that it is not an emergency and that I sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in sputum should not be ignored and should be taken seriously. The causes could be bronchitis, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, etc. High rate of cigarette smoking is the main underlying cause for the above mentioned pathological diseases. You have to under... Read Full »
How can bronchiectasis be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. I am suffering from high BP and I am currently on medication. I have no thyroid issues, no diabetes, and normal lipids. ECG and echo both are normal. But, the main problem is a little breathing difficulty. The X-ray of the chest is clear normal but the HRCT of the c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and want to say something. Your probable diagnosis is bronchiectasis. Early bronchiectasis does not mean you are a patient of bronchiectasis. Also, you have atelectasis. So, send me a picture ... Read Full »
I have been taking TB medicines for three months and now have breathing problems and cough. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis and have been taking medicines for three and half months. Now, I have a breathing problem and cough. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The breathlessness and cough are due to a broncho constriction that is associated with TB (tuberculosis). You can take the following tests: CBC (complete blood count). HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) thorax. Sputum for AFB (acid-fast bacillus) repeat. I sugg... Read Full »
Are subpleural fibrotic densities in HRCT indicative of progressive fibrosis or residual scarring?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 39-years-old, and he went for HRCT as a prerequisite for eye surgery to check for COVID. Though it was negative for COVID had a comment like small subpleural fibrotic densities seen are of post-infection etiology. Is this progressive fibrosis or some residual scarring? Does... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to the HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of your husband's chest, the report has revealed that small subpleural fibrotic densities in the right middle lobe and Antero basal segment of the right lower lobe (attachments re... Read Full »
What investigations are needed in a suspected COVID-19 patient?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother is having fever and cold, slight cough for the last three days. Fever is coming every 10 hours and reducing with tablet Paracetamol. According to the local doctor's advice, we gave her capsule Doxt SL 100 mg twice daily and tablet Calpol for four days. Also, we gave her multivita... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from fever, cough, or cold for the last three days. According to the X-ray report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems normal... Read Full »
Is it possible to detect a cancerous lesion with an HRCT?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother had COVID-19 before a month and 10 days. We did CT 11 days ago to be on the safer side, and the report is attached herewith. It looks like a terrifying report. Her oxygen level is around 95 to 96 %. There is no cough and breathing issue as of now, just on and off fever. Plea... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother is suffering from fever now and then, and she was COVID positive a month and 10 days ago. However, her recent HRCT (high resolution-computed tomography) of the chest report (attachment removed to ... Read Full »