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Diagnosis of a CT Chest Post Contrast

Patient’s Name:   
Referred by:    Dear Colleague
Examination:    Chest
Techniques:    Post Contrast Axial Cuts


  • Left upper lobe (posterior segment) sizable (5.3 x 6 x 12 cm) cavitary lung lesion showing (2.9 x 3.6 x 7 cm) nodular component with  traction fibrosis and surrounding patchy ground glass opacity …?infective process…however underlying neoplastic process could not be totally excluded …for clinical and lab correlation.
  • Normal CT features of trachea, main stem bronchi as well as their lobar and segmental divisions.
  • Normal pleural reflections; no pleural collections.
  • No mediastinal nor hilar lymphadenopathy identified.
  • Normal bony thoracic cage.