Thoracic Back Pain On The Left Side

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Alternative Names

Chest CT; CT scan - lungs; CT scan - chest


Normal Values


What abnormal results mean

Thoracic CT may show many disorders of the heart, lungs, or chest area, including:

  • Abnormalities of the blood vessels in the lungs
  • Accumulations of blood or fluid
  • Aortic aneurysm (thoracic)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • The stage of some lung tumors or esophageal cancer
  • Tumors, nodules, or cysts within the chest

Additional conditions under which the test may...

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