What is chest PA?
Similarly, it is asked, why do people do chest PA?
It is used to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and may be used to help diagnose shortness of breath, persistent cough, fever, chest pain or injury. It also may be used to help diagnose and monitor treatment for a variety of lung conditions such as pneumonia, emphysema and cancer.
Furthermore, what is PA view in chest xray? Posteroanterior (PA) chest view is the most common radiological investigation in the emergency department 1. The PA view examines the lungs, bony thoracic cavity, mediastinum and great vessels. The chest X-ray is frequently used to aid diagnosis of acute and chronic conditions.
People also ask, can a chest xray show TB?
On a chest x-ray from someone with TB you can often see the cavitation that the TB bacteria form in the lung tissue. Therefore chest x-rays are usually an indicator of whether or not a person might have TB, but they cannot confirm the diagnosis.
Does a chest xray show liver damage?
You might have a chest x-ray to check for signs of cancer in your lungs. This is because primary liver cancer (cancer that started in the liver) can sometimes spread to the lungs. X-rays are also used to check the general condition of your lungs, for example if you are going to have surgery under a general anaesthetic.