What To Think About
- Your X-ray test results may be different from earlier test results because you were tested at a different medical center or you had a different kind of test.
- If a chest X-ray is not normal, more specific X-rays or other tests such as a Reference CT scan Opens New Window, Reference ultrasound Opens New Window, Reference MRI scan Opens New Window, or a Reference biopsy Opens New Window may be done.
- Some conditions may not show up on a chest X-ray, such as a small cancer, a Reference pulmonary embolus Opens New Window, or other problem that is hidden by the normal structures in the chest.
- Certain workers, such as people who work with asbestos, may need regular chest X-rays to check for problems caused by asbestos.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology