Understanding CT terminology

Mylittlegabby Member Posts: 2
edited March 2017 in Lung Cancer #1


I recently had a CT of my chest due to chest pain. The CT findings were as follows 

Soft tissue settings showed:

An inhomogeneous thyroid gland with areas of calcification identified.  

No significant axillary lymphadenopathy.


Multiple small mediastinal lymph nodes identified.


CT Impression 12/28/16

Scattered areas of interstitial change and atelectasis in the lung fields


Multiple peripheral bronchi show mild wall thickening. Abnormal thyroid gland which should be correlated clinically


I have had an ultrasound of the thyroid since the CT and have been referred to a surgeon but nothing was ever said about the CT findings of my chest. I don't really understand whythe radiologist meant by some of the comments. Any help appreciated!




  • slzcaregiver
    slzcaregiver Member Posts: 12
    Understanding CT terminology

    Schedule an appointment with your doctor to go over the results of the CT scan. Ask him/her to break it down into English, and don't leave the office until you understand the results.