Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Diaphragmatic attenuation
is Diaphragmatic attenuation serious?
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
159619 tn?1318997813
No, it just means that the images were obscured by soft tissue around the diaphragm during a nuclear stress test or by x ray. People that are heavy or very muscular may have additional tissue which blocks the view of the object being imaged.

Hope this helps,

Jon
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
367994 tn?1304957193
It is a non-issue if the observation and judgement is correct.  It could be a concern about production of artifacts (obscured visibility) as it may lead to an underinterpretation of true perfusion abnormalities, since the effects of soft tissue attenuation may be overestimated by the observer.  In  other words an artifact can not rule a positive observation but for the artifact. You may want to discuss the matter with our doctor as it may depend on what is being obscurred.

Thanks for the question and if you have any further questions or comments you welcome to respond.  Take care.

Ken
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
976897 tn?1379171202
This should help clear things up...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9110195
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
367994 tn?1304957193
Conclusion: It is suggested that a male with a flat, wide chest is more prone to posterior myocardial attenuation. If a posterior defect is present in this type of patient it is suggested he be further evaluated to rule out artifact.

>>>>That makes sense.  It may require a TEE to further evaluate.
Thanks for the response.

Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
thanks all  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
17568 tn?1424977159
Blank
Cindy is... Comment
6 hrs ago
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Dr. Peter Glidden ND
8 hrs ago by gymdandee
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on VICourageous's status
12 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland