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Why might I need a Chest X-ray?

Learn more about why your doctor may recommend you get an x-ray.


1. Detecting Lung Conditions: Chest X-rays are commonly used to identify and evaluate conditions such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.


2. Assessing Heart Health: They can provide information about the size and shape of the heart, helping in the diagnosis of heart-related issues.


3. Diagnosing Infections: Chest X-rays are effective in identifying infections in the lungs, such as bronchitis or pulmonary abscesses.


4. Monitoring Trauma: After chest injuries or accidents, X-rays help assess damage to ribs, lungs, or other structures within the chest.


5. Pre-Surgical Evaluation: Chest X-rays are often part of pre-surgical assessments, ensuring that surgeons have a comprehensive understanding of the chest cavity.


Always talk to your doctor if you think you may need a medical test or procedure.




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Feb 11
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Are xrays harmful?

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Large doses

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