This is what the x-ray summary states:
XR CHEST PA/LAT
CLINICAL INDICATION: BRADYCARDIA
EXAM DESCRIPTION: Chest erect PA and lateral 07/23/2012
INDICATION: Short of breath
FINDINGS: The heart size is at the upper limits of normal. The pulmonary
vascular markings are within range of normal. There were small bilateral
pleural effusions. There is no focal consolidation. Calcified granuloma was
seen in the left upper lobe. Old deformity the distal right clavicle is seen.
IMPRESSION: Small bibasilar pleural effusions.
What does this mean? Could this be lung cancer. I am an ex-smoker of 6 years after smoking 1 pack per day for 20 years.
My doctors will only say it is a normal x-ray!
This does not appear to be cancer and the changes described are more likely to be due to past infection/ inflammation and current inflammation and appears to be within normal limits.
Hope this helps.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.