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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: My ct scan report showed diffuse ground glass opacities. The disc shows a flagged area that measure 31.0 mm. I am concerned...
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ground glass opacities suggest acute inflammation.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Ground glass opacities suggest acute inflammation in lungs.
There are many causes for this like viral infection, inhalation of toxic substances, atypical bacterial infection, interstitial lung disease (ILD) etc.
And you mentioned disc, is it intervertebral disc?
Lesion of 31 mm is very large. So I want to ask you few questions to understand your problem thoroughly.
1. What are your symptoms?
2. Do you have backpain?
3. Is the disc Lesion in cervical or thoracic disc?
Please reply to the above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 hours later
I apologize for the confusion. The cd (compact disc) of my ct scan shows a flagged area in my lungs that measures 31.0 mm.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
What are your symptoms?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
31 mm of flagged area can be due to mass lesion.
Please tell me your symptoms for which you had CT scan.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 21 minutes later
I had been having episodes of chest pains/palpitations, shortness of breath and upper right abdominal pain with weight loss of 11 pounds. I was sent for a cardiac XXXXXXX as my d dimer level and troponin levels were elevated. The cardiac XXXXXXX was negative, so they followed up with the CTA to rule out pulmonary embolism.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
What is the conclusion of the report?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
I have gone through the image you have attached.
Your symptoms and elevated D dimer is suggestive of possibility of pulmonary embolism.
Please let me know these things.
Do you have report stating final impression?
What was written in the report?
Do you still have symptoms?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center



Medical Record Number: 0000-
Account #: 0000
Deliver To: Patient: XXXXXXX S LACKS
ZIAD EL-KHALLY 1000 E.Genesee St. Suite 300 XXXXXXX NY, 13210 Patient Type: Observation
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 03/19/1966
Accession #: 0000
Referred by: ZIAD EL-KHALLY MD
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Study Information:
CT CTA CHEST Accession # 0000

Study Date: 03/01/2016 20:13

Comparison: None

Indication:
chest pain and high D Dimer



Intra-procedural medications:
The patient received 70 cc of Isovue 370.

Technique: Axial images were obtained with iv contrast and with multi-planar reconstruction. Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) Reconstructions were performed.

Findings: There is no evidence of an aortic dissection or central pulmonary embolism. Evaluation for peripheral pulmonary emboli are markedly limited by breathing motion artifacts. Cardiac size is enlarged. There is no pericardial or pleural effusion. There is no mediastinal or hilar adenopathy.
Liver is enlarged. Visualize spleen, right adrenal, pancreas, upper pole both kidneys within normal limits. There is mild hyperplasia left adrenal gland.
Lung windows demonstrate diffuse ground-glass opacities in both lung fields which may be on the basis of congestion however infection cannot be excluded. Findings are nonspecific. There is no airspace disease. Tracheal and bronchial tree patent.
Bone windows demonstrate mild degenerative changes thoracic spine

IMPRESSION: No evidence of a central pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. Evaluation for peripheral pulmonary emboli are markedly limited by breathing motion artifacts
Diffuse ground-glass opacities in both lung fields

Dictating Radiologist: Annamalai Muthiah Tue Mar 1 20:58:04 EST 2016
Transcribed by: Annamalai Muthiah Tue Mar 1 20:58:04 EST 2016
Electronically Signed by: Annamalai Muthiah Tue Mar 1 20:58:04 EST 2016
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry for pulmonary embolism (PE).

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Thanks for the detailed report.
Normally need to worry for pulmonary embolism.
We need time think other causes for this.
So please let me know
1. Do you smoke?
2. Are you taking any hormonal pills?
3. Do you have diabetes or hypertension?
4. Do you fever?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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