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Significant respiratory motion artifact precludes full

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Significant respiratory motion artifact...
Significant respiratory motion artifact precludes full characterization of the lung bases. The right lower lobe groundless nodule in question is likely presistent. Recommend a repeat ct scan in 6 months to document interval stabbility.
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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?

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