Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
this is Dr. David
it sounds like you had a chest CT scan.
with proper chest CT scan, you should have been given instructions to take a deep breath and hold it when they did the chest CT scan which usually takes about 10-20 seconds.
by holding your breath, this freezes the diaphram and makes it more clear to see the lung bases.
you should ask your doctor to re-order the CT scan or have the radiology department perform it again with you holding your breath properly during the scan.
were you given instructions to take a deep breath and hold it before the CT scan was acquired?