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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Density on my chest x-ray
Recently a chest x-ray showed that I had pneumonia and was treated for it. The follow up x-ray showed the pneumonia was gone but the radiologist saw a density area still on my lung x-ray and recommend that I have a cat scan. What does this mean? What causes a density on the lung?
A density is a spot on the lung. It could be caused by a lot of different things, many of which are benign. I do agree that chest CT is the next step.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati