Re: Scar Tissue on Lung
Hello Dizzy09, Once the CT scan is done, it will give the doctor a more detailed picture on your dad's lungs. Even after a cat scan is done, there will be more waiting. Were the tests ordered by a pulmonary doctor or a regular GP? If it was his regular GP, your father will probably be referred to a pulmonary specialist.
If it's any consolation, my dad was a smoker for at least twenty years. He went to a hospital to have some procedures done. They require a chest image on people older than 40. The radiologist saw something on his x-ray and as a precautionary measure, ordered a cat scan for a more detailed picture. He was referred to a pulmonogist who received all of the images. The Cat Scan was all clear. The x-ray had a shadow on it because my dad didn't get a full breath of air when the picture was taken. CT scans are thinly sliced images that give more detail. The pulmonologist said it was a poor x-ray and gave my dad the all clear.
It could be many things, and some of those things aren't so bad.I hope that your dad's news is good. But, I know it's difficult to wait. Let us know.
Last edited by seajay; 04-13-2007 at 04:40 PM.