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I had a chest xray done recently.  The results said I have linear densities in the right lung base.  Could represent liear scarring, atelectatic changes or pheumonitis. A clinical correlation is recommended (PT scan of chest).  What does all this mean?  Is this serious.  I cough here and there but not on-going.  All blood tests came back good.  

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Hi Mjpole,

Sorry I missed your post earlier.

Linear densities can be caused by aging but often indicate an incomplete expanasion of the lung - atelectasis.  It can be caused by infection too.

It can be serious yes.  It is important to identify the cause.

A PT or PET scan can help image the lung better than an x-ray.  Further testing is required.

Hope it helps, good luck.

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So it could kill you and the coroner would say heart attack?
If nothing was done about it.

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What are the chances that it is not cancer?? My husband has COPD.
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