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Pulmonary Fibrosis

My X-Ray Result

07/30/2010

Question:

what does thickened linear densities right upper lobe can not R/o min. Pulmonary Fibrosis means? this is actually the result of my X-ray. What will happen if you undergo Xray 4times in 1 month? thank you.

Answer:

This is a non-specific finding on a chest x-ray that may or may not indicate interstitial lung disease. If there is a lingering question about interstitial disease, then the usual next step is a high resolution chest CT scan. Although x-rays do have some radiation exposure associated with them, the amount is quite low, even for 4 x-rays.

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Response by:

James N Allen, Jr, MD James N Allen, Jr, MD
Clinical Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University