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Old 09-03-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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why do you get sent for a chest x ray

why do you get sent for a chest x ray

 
Old 09-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

by whom, and for what?

 
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

I went for a full physical and my doctor is sending me to a lab for a chest x-ray. He said it was a 'routine screening' but I wondered if there are any reasons in particular why he would find it necessary to send me for one. Thanks.

 
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

Most chest x-ray's check for pulmonary problems. If your physical is for a job then it would be necessary to find out if you have any health conditions that you're not aware of. Pneumonia, is the most common. If you have a smoking history then C.O.P.D and emphysema are others. Just making sure your health will last for the long run.

 
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

Thanks so much for your speedy response...much appreciated.

 
Old 09-03-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

I personally refuse chest x-rays unless it is a very good reason for it. I'm concerned about the radiation particularly concerning the breasts. I'm trying to keep track of the radiation I receive. There is a certain amount that is relatively safe per year.

Make sure you get the shield for your thyroid. Also, when you go to the dentist do the same. Fam

 
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

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why do you get sent for a chest x ray
I was sent for a chest x ray by by Endo to check for retrosternal growth of the thyroid.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #8
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Re: why do you get sent for a chest x ray

HI,

I had a chest CT due to Hashi Dx last year. Due to shortness of breath, were looking for fibroids. Apparently this is common for Hashi.
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