Regarding Additional Examinations To Diagnose Pulmonary TB?
Good night, I was diagnosed with active pulmonary TB and had to go for outpatient treatment for 6 months. In the X-ray results there are recommendations for top lordotik photos. But my doctor said there was no need. Do you think it needs to be done? What is lordotik top photo?
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In the case of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), investigations in the form of X-rays have an important role in diagnosis and evaluation in assessing disease progression and treatment. However, in accordance with its role, X-Ray examination is a medical investigation that cannot be a sole reference, but needs to be linked to consideration of the results of the overall clinical assessment.
The lordotic top X-Ray photograph is one of the projections in taking a chest X-Ray which is generally aimed at seeing the apex of the lung. however, as mentioned above, the assessment of the results of supporting examinations requires assessment according to your clinical condition. so that the doctor who has treated you, in this case, can make more holistic or holistic decisions related to your disease journey to the latest condition.
Therefore, to avoid misunderstanding, it would be nice if you can consult it with a lung specialist or general practitioner who has previously treated you during TB treatment.
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