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Can you please explain The CT scan of my lungs

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Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2019
Question: Can you please explain The CT scan of my lungs please. I'm trying to understand the terms.
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing serious

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...

I can understand your concern...

I've checked the report of your chest CT. Firstly, these findings are not so serious don't worry so much.

Pleuroparenchimal thickness means that probably you have smoked or worked in a polluted environment and have passed lung infection during your lifetime. For these, just lifestyle modification should be done.

The nodules are not changed during the time and this is a good sign. You should follow the radiologist's recommendations for those.

Atelectasis means that there a difficulty for your lungs to fully expand.

However, it is very important to know what are your signs and symptoms such as do you have a cough, breathlessness or fatigue to correlate with the chest CT findings.

I hope to have been helpful...
Feel free to contact me again

Regards

Dr. Jolanda


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What about the ground glass opacity in correlation to this?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Continue discussion

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

It is related to current of cronich infection you may have encountered during your timelife

Regards

Dr Jolanda


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Can you please explain The CT scan of my lungs

Brief Answer: Nothing serious Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service... I can understand your concern... I've checked the report of your chest CT. Firstly, these findings are not so serious don't worry so much. Pleuroparenchimal thickness means that probably you have smoked or worked in a polluted environment and have passed lung infection during your lifetime. For these, just lifestyle modification should be done. The nodules are not changed during the time and this is a good sign. You should follow the radiologist's recommendations for those. Atelectasis means that there a difficulty for your lungs to fully expand. However, it is very important to know what are your signs and symptoms such as do you have a cough, breathlessness or fatigue to correlate with the chest CT findings. I hope to have been helpful... Feel free to contact me again Regards Dr. Jolanda