This lesson introduces our series covering the evaluation of a lung nodule in Spanish. In this lesson, you will hear a dialogue with a patient who was recently seen in the emergency room for chest pain. During that visit, a lung nodule greater than 8 mm was incidentally seen on her CT scan. Therefore, the doctor is recommending she undergo a PET scan to further characterize the nodule. After the dialogue, we practice saying ER, CT scan, and nodule in Spanish. 

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Nodule seen on a PET scan of the chest

Diálogo Clínico

Evaluación de un nódulo pulmonar


The doctor recommends a PET scan to evaluate an incidental nodule seen on CT scan during an ER visit for chest pain. 

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Emergency Room


Las urgencias
La sala de urgencias 
La sala de emergencias

CT scan


Una tomografía
Un escáner



Un nódulo
Un bulto 
Una masa

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Special thanks to Elizabet Cortez, my Spanish teacher at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala who provided most of the Spanish for this lesson. 

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The lessons offered at are a fun way to practice medical Spanish. They are not intended to teach medicine or provide medical advice. These lessons are intended to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients, but they are not intended to substitute for a qualified medical interpreter.