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 My wife got a chest x-ray and the result was : Suspicious Bilateral Upper Lung densities. Suggested ALV study. Is something wrong with her? What does it mean?  I would appreciate so much if you could answer my queries. Thank you so much!


Hi HerJohPel,

ALV could be several things, Adaptive Lung Ventilation would be one.  It can also refer to the alveoli, basically the sacs in the lungs where gas exchange occurs.

In my opinion, it is the latter that they want to examine, the alveoli.

The suspicious densities could be anything.  They need more tests to determine what, if anything, they are.  One possibility is tuberculosis.

Her doctor is the best resource.

Good luck, hope it helps.