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Had an Xray that suggested suspicious infiltrates, both apices. Meaning?

My xray s result is: There are suspicious infiltrates in both apices. Trachea is midline. Heart is normal in size. Aorta is unremarkable. Both hemidiaphragms, costrophenic sulci, visualized soft and bony structures are intact. And the impressions are: Suspicious infiltrates, both apices. An additional apicolordotic view is suggested.. What does these mean? Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Apices is the pleural for apex.
Apex of lung refers to the topmost part of lung.
Infiltrates means there are shadows seen in the upper part of lung.
The radiologist has suggested that you get a new xray in different pose so that the upper part of lung becomes more clear without overlapping shadow of the collarbone.
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