Monday, February 20, 2006

Check out the follow up on this CT scan

This is the Radiology Wednesday posting by Arenberg from last Wednesday. Check out the answer below.

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USHA said...

mY SISTER WAS ADVISED TO GET A DLCO CHECK UP. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS AND HOW DO THEY CONDUCT THE TEST.THANKYOU. USHA

usha said...

my sister was advised to get a D.L.C.O check up, I would like to know what it is and how do they conduct the test.thankyou.usha

Jennings said...

DLCO is a breathing test that measures how well (or poorly) the lungs transfer oxygen from the air into the blood stream. This test is abnormal in any lung condition that effects this process. Most of thie time this abnormality will show up on a CT scan, unless it is very mild. If the DLCO is severe enough, the patient will be hypoxic.