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Query about shadows on a xray - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i know this is a board question but what do you shadows on a x ray mean
User :   ?
User :   ?
Doctor :   there are normal gas shadows and also abnormal
Doctor :   depending on the location we can tell that
User :   i see, the thing is i was refer to a specialist by the school nurse because of shadows in my xray but the nurse was reluctant to say more
User :   what are normal gas shadows
Doctor :   it means there is air containing organ of the Xray part
User :   also what are the chances that titanium rings on the finger could cause shadows in the hand?
User :   i have had surgery on my hand and had titanium rings or something like that put in
User :   around the bone
Doctor :   its like density,, solid organs produce more dense and air filled organ less contrast
User :   is there any danger with normal gas shadows or is it a common occurance?
Doctor :   it is just to check whether the ring is uniting the fractured parts of the bone correctly or not
Doctor :   to check the union of the bones the check x ray is taken
Doctor :   normal gas shadows occur in every 1
Doctor :   stomach filled with gas and intestine with gas

Doctor :   are the common examples
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