Explanation Of Pulmonary TB X-ray Results?
Good afternoon Doctor, I want to ask the results of the Ront Gen that I have done. Here are the results of the Ront Gen: Large cast and normal shape, apex on the left. The aorta does not expand. mediastinum does not widen. Trachea is in the middle. No visible infiltrate / cloaking in both lungs. Bronchovascular streaks in right-left hili are good. Sharp right-left phrenicocostalis sinuses. Right-left diaphragm is good. Ribs and soft tissue of the chest wall are normal. IMPRESSION: Cor – pulmo is within normal limits. Can this be said to be healed? I have consulted the doctor who gave me medicine, he said I was cured and did not need to take medication anymore. And I want to ask if even with gene ront is clear about the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis? Thanks.
Good morning, thanks for the question
In the x-ray examination above, it is found that the lung and heart are normal or not found abnormalities, including the absence of a picture of spots that indicate active TB infection. Towards the end of the treatment, an examination will generally be performed to ascertain whether there is an ongoing TB infection, which can be a chest x-ray or sputum examination.
Pulmonary TB treatment is given for a minimum of 6 months, and if at the end of the treatment period no more clinically significant symptoms are found and confirmed through investigations, the treatment is considered complete and can be stopped. X-ray examination compared to the beginning of treatment and clinical evaluation by doctors is considered sufficient to determine treatment response after getting routine TB therapy.
In some cases TB infection can cause healing scars that appear through X-ray examination. Lung tissue infected with TB germs will heal and form a kind of scar tissue in the form of fibrotic lines or calcified nests, and is referred to as a former TB. The picture is likely to persist as well as scar tissue in the skin, so if you do the examination will still get results like that.
That's all, hope you can help.