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What does minimal peripheral scarring and dependent changes are accetuated by mild respiratory motion this was noted on my ct scan recently or the lower chest also noted was minimal architectural changes in lung bases without suspicious nodularity or effusion that was under the impressions part

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My health is fine this was a ct scan to observe a hernia for an operation and they did an abdominal ct scan

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

Please type in exactly what the report says

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i just typed it it on the top part of this page
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

I think you have a word or two wrong.

Mild respiratory motion would not be seen on a CT

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i am typing it exactly as it was presented minimal peripheral scarring and dependen changes are accentuated by mild respiratory motion i speedwalk 30 miles a week never noticed any shortness of breath so i am confused
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago

OK

So, minimal scarring means that there was an infection at some point in your life.

Many people have this, and it is not significant if there are no current problems or active infection.

What they are saying then is that your breath was not a full breath, hence minimal motion for the test, and this makes the scarring look worse than in is.

Otherwise, no masses, everything normal.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
but what about the dependent changes
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i was more concerned about the dependent changes that are accentuated
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
my questioned wasn't answered what does dependent changes of the lung base accentuated by mild respiratory motion mean in the ct scan
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
my question is straight forward either you know the answer or you don't already its been an hour last time I spoke with a dr here it took 10 minutes to get the answer
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
Dependant is referring to the bottom of the lung. Likely they saw what looked like atelectasis or fluid. But it looked worse than it actually was due to respiratory motion
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
they summarized it b saying minimal architectural changes in the lung base without suspicion of nodularity or effusion what does this mean
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
does that confirm what you said
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes, it does.

It means the lung architecture looks fine. The structure of the lungs is fine with no bumps or fluid

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
if the lung architecture wasn't fine how would the report read in our opinion why on the ct report under impressions the fact there was dependent changes wasn't mentioned but was mentioned under findings I am assuming that impressions is more of a conclusion
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Exactly. It is more of a summary.

If the architecture was abnormal they would say, "architecture is abnormal"...

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