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    Chest X-ray - Systematic Approach Professional

    Chest X-ray - Systematic Approach, Reading a chest X-ray (CXR) requires a systematic approach. It is tempting to leap to the obvious but failure to be systematic can lead to missin...

    X-ray Test Conditions

    X-ray Test, A film, similar to a photographic film, is placed behind the part of the body being X-rayed. The X-ray machine fires a short burst of X...

    Chest Pain Conditions

    Chest Pain, A positive D-dimer test may raise the suspicion of a DVT or PE. Chest X-ray A chest X-ray can look for pneumonia, collapsed lung (pneumothorax) and other...

    Chest Infection Conditions

    Chest Infection, If your symptoms are more severe and you need to go to hospital then you may need to have the following tests: A chest X-ray may be taken to be sure of the d...

    Plain Abdominal X-ray Professional

    Plain Abdominal X-ray, One recent study concluded, based on abundant available evidence, major advances in diagnostic imaging and changes in the management of certain diseases, that ...

    Plain Skull X-ray Professional

    Plain Skull X-ray, Plain skull X-ray films (plain skull films) have largely been superseded by CT scanning and/or MRI scans in the context of both headaches and head injuries. [ ...

    Microvascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X) Conditions

    Microvascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X), What is cardiac syndrome X? Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is thought to be a type of angina . In CSX you feel chest pain w...

    Asbestos-related Diseases Conditions

    It most commonly leads to worsening shortness of breath and also tightness in your chest, as your lungs cannot fully expand when you breathe in. A chest X-ray may show the diffu...

    Pleurisy Conditions

    A doctor may arrange tests such as a chest X-ray if you develop pleuritic pain and the cause is not clear. A chest X-ray is normal in the common infection with a germ (a viral pleu...

    Rib Injuries Conditions

    Rib fractures may (but not always) show on a chest X-ray . If a rib fracture is suspected, the main purpose of a chest X-ray is to look for complications rather than to diagnose the...

    Sarcoidosis Conditions

    Doctors may also notice swollen glands in your chest area when they look at your chest X-ray. Eyes - sarcoidosis can cause a type of inflammation within your eyes, called uveiti...

    Tuberculosis Conditions

    To start with, you will usually have a chest X-ray and/or a tuberculin skin test, followed by phlegm (sputum) tests. Chest X-ray A chest X-ray usually shows any active lung TB...

    Post-operative Chest Infection Conditions

    Post-operative Chest Infection, If you have an X-ray of the chest, the infection can be seen on the X-ray. Blood tests can also show that you h...

    Pleural Effusion Conditions

    Are any tests needed? A chest X-ray usually confirms a build-up of fluid between a lung and the chest wall (pleural effusion).

    Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Conditions

    Investigations used to diagnose CCAM and assess the severity of CCAM include a chest X-ray , a CT scan and an MRI scan of the chest . Babies diagnosed as having CCAM should ha...

    Acute Exacerbations of COPD (COPD Flare-ups) Conditions

    Samples of your sputum sent to the hospital laboratory to check for an infection. A chest X-ray . You may need admission to hospital for further investigations if your symptoms are ...

    Lung Cancer Conditions

    Many people do not have symptoms in the early stages and lung cancer may be diagnosed when a chest X-ray is performed for a different reason. Initial symptoms of lung cancer may include one o...

    Loss of Appetite Conditions

    An ultrasound scan of the tummy may be helpful in some cases, and/or a chest X-ray. Further tests may then be indicated depending on what the likely diagnosis seems to be.

    Fungal Lung Infections Conditions

    The diagnosis will usually be made by a specialist doctor: A chest X-ray might show an area of shadowing, caused by the infection. Special blood cultures might grow the fungus in the...

    Cough Conditions

    You may be sent for a chest X-ray . Further tests of your lungs may be necessary. What treatments may be offered?

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