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My recent chest x.ray showed retrocardiac opacification,

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Hello Dr. Thomas,
My recent chest x.ray showed retrocardiac opacification, could you explain what this is and what treatment ( if any ) will i need
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

xrays are 2 dimentional shadow films based on 1940s sort of technology.

they are often not very clear

what is much more clear and detailed is a chest CT scan which is a high definition 3 dimentional rendering of your chest and lungs.

you should ask your doctors to order you a chest CT scan to get a better look at what might be behind your heart.

I would also ask for a copy of your chest xray report.

you can upload your complete chest xray report. I would be happy to review it with you here.