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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Can pulmonary hypertension cause chest tightness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have had pretty uncontrolled asthma for many years, and I am overweight and out of shape. I have been feeling quite a bit of chest tightness for a couple of weeks without the typical wheezing that usually accompanies the chest tightness. The tightness occurs ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With a BMI (body mass index) of 38, I would also advise weight reduction and increasing cardiopulmonary endurance stamina apart from evaluating for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. For the later diagnosis first step is to do a 2D echocardiography of the heart then. If... Read Full »