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cmp260
can an x-ray for broken ribs detect lung cancer?
Dec 3 2009, 11:37 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 3 2009, 11:37 PM EST
can anyone tell me if chest x-rays specifically targeted/designed as regards power, focus etc. to detect certain aspects or are they catch all? ie.would an x-ray specifically for detection of broken ribs also show up early stage lung disease, lung cancer etc?
Obviously, I am not a medic, thanks in advance.
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Hotradiographer
Hotradiographer
1. RE: can an x-ray for broken ribs detect lung cancer?
Jan 10 2010, 6:07 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 10 2010, 6:07 AM EST
Hi
well in England there is no specific xray done for broken ribs infact we're not realy supposed to xray just for broken ribs but in all cases for the thorax region a PA chest would be the best choice which shows bones, and soft tissue and air so yes it would show if the patient had lung cancer but not in the very early stages
hope this helps :)
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NejaanisOzolins
NejaanisOzolins
2. RE: can an x-ray for broken ribs detect lung cancer?
Mar 7 2010, 10:25 AM EST | Post edited: Mar 7 2010, 10:25 AM EST
"can anyone tell me if chest x-rays specifically targeted/designed as regards power, focus etc. to detect certain aspects or are they catch all? ie.would an x-ray specifically for detection of broken ribs also show up early stage lung disease, lung cancer etc?
Obviously, I am not a medic, thanks in advance."
of course, yes. in case if cancer is visible on image ;)
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rolanmanio
rolanmanio
3. RE: can an x-ray for broken ribs detect lung cancer?
May 27 2010, 10:06 AM EDT | Post edited: May 27 2010, 10:06 AM EDT
well , on my experience there is a best view for ribs fracture which is i called chest bucky, for possible air fluid level for injured ribs we do chest PA upright, RAO, LAO for the depth of penetration, lung pathology can be seen by all means of x-rays, but you couldn't determine if it is cancer or melignant unless you have the clinical history Do you find this valuable?