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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 am diagnosed with bronchiectasis. How to cure it?

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. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and echo both are normal. But, the main problem is a little breathing difficulty. The X-ray of the chest is clear normal bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 of t...  Read Full »

How can false-negative cases in the RT-PCR test for COVID-19 be ruled out?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms like mild fever, cough, headache, body ache, and rashes in the throat for the past seven days. I have also sent you the reports of RT-PCR and HRCT of the chest. Can you please guide me?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the report of RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) for the COVID-19 (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), your results are negative. Though RT-PCR is the gold standard test for COVID-19, it may show false negative in true p...  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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 to...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath with x-ray showing mild interstitial prominence. Please explain my condition.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went to the emergency room (ER) because of the worst shortness of breathe within seconds while lying down. I have never had this in my life, and it lasted several minutes before it started to go away gradually. I felt like I was suffocating and came close to losing conscious...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a serious, progressive, chronic group of lung disease, which occurs in patients who usually have underlying chronic diseases like diabetes, thyroid issues, arthritis, etc. First of all, none of the medications prescribed to you can b...  Read Full »

What precaution should I take to prevent the reattack of COVID-19 infection in the future?

Query: Hello doctor, I was tested COVID-19 positive last month, and my high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) score was 24. I still have a dry cough. What precautions should I take in the near future?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had been suffering from pneumonia and had become COVID-19 positive. Your HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) chest show patchy, predominantly peripheral areas of ground-glass opacities, septal thicken...  Read Full »

I have had otitis media for three years. I took antibiotics, ayurvedic, and homeopathic treatment, and none responded well. Kindly evaluate my HRCT report and suggest the best treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had otitis media for three years. I consulted doctors during COVID; they just gave me antibiotics to stop the disease. No major surgeries were being performed in hospitals. I was hospitalized with severe COVID for 15 days in ICU as my oxygen level dropped to 35. Total 30 days ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand the concern. Kindly attach HRCT temporal bone report and also any other reports that you may have. Reports are not attached to this message. Thank you.  Read Full »

Does my MRI show the cause of tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, My issue is that around six months before I started getting tinnitus in both my ears. A month later, I had an MRI and a couple of neurologists said that the MRI is fine. I was referred to an ENT doctor. One ENT doctor said that all is fine after several audiography tests. Now, three weeks...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your MRI looks grossly normal. In an unexplained tinnitus like this, you need further investigations to rule out two rare conditions, jugular bulb abnormalities and sigmoid sinus diverticulum (sinus wall abnormality). You will require high resolution CT of the tempor...  Read Full »

Why do I hear strange noise at night?

Query: Hi doctor, Around three months back, I started to hear a strange noise at night. We live in a village. Apart from the odd barking dog and passing car, it is silent, especially at night. However, I started to hear what sounded like a distant engine, but it never got any closer. It is almost like a dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would advise you get pure tone audiometry and tympanometry. We will know if you have any hearing loss and pressure changes in your ear. Also, in a few thyroid patients, tinnitus is common. But, you should get the above tests done for a correct diagnosis. If they are f...  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 high resolution computed tomography (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 fib...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 remo...  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 computed tomography (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 o...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 pro...  Read Full »

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