During a CT Calcium score without contrast for my heart (I had no cardiac issues thankfully) a 6 mm ground glass nodularity was found. I had a CT scan with and without contrast and multiple ground glass nodularities were found in the right upper lobe:
.9x.6 cm nodule with a .7 cm nodule just lateral to this
1.1 cm ground glass nodule
a triangular-shaped ground glass lesion measuring 1.2 cm x 1.3 cm
a "somewhat ill-defined ground glass lesion" measuring 2.5 x 2.5 cm
There was no pleural effusion or thickening.
My doctor wasn't thrilled with the radiologist's report because it was "sloppy" and had many typos and inconsistencies. The radiologist's "conclusion" was that "given the CT appearance and clustered nature" these are likely from an infection/inflammatory.
My question: The large size of these nodules/lesions (especially the 2.5 x 2.5 cm one) doesn't seem consistent with anything I've found related to inflammation or infection. Everything I see talks about infection/inflammation with nodules that are much smaller. Isn't a larger nodule of that size typically malignant. If so, I feel so grateful that it was detected now and, therefore, hopefully very treatable.
I'm having a follow-up CT scan in 2 weeks to see how things have progressed (or not) so I know I'll learn more then but would love a little insight here.
I sincerely appreciate this forum and the people/experts in it.