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Advice me - My x-report stated
Just now i received myx-ray report stated...
CHEST PA VIEW
-Trachea is in midline
-Mediastinal and cardiac shadows appear normal
-Small irregular alveolar opacities in both mid zones
-Bilateral minimal apical pleural thickening+
-Cardiothoracic ratio is normal
-Bony thoracic cage appears normal
IMPRESSION
-Small irregular alveolar opacities in both mid zones
-Suggested CT chest correlation

About me :- Age:59, Male, Non-smoker


KINDLY ADVICE ME THE STATUS
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The interpretation depends on what is meant by 'alveolar opacities'.  In all likelihood the radiologist is referring to mild airspace infiltrates that are seen as shadows.  Unfortunately this is a non specific abnormality, but probably an abnormality rather than a normal variant.  It would be wise to get a CT scan to further, better characterize these infiltrates which might, on a CT scan, suggest a specific disease or class of diseases.  Following the CT scan, the radiologist and a pulmonologist should review the findings and then give you their best assessment of what is going on and whether a lung biopsy or ongoing observation is indicated.  This is not a black and white situation.  Each of these specialists will have to bring his experience to bear on the interpretation and subsequent recommendations.
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