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If a chest xray is clear does that mean your lungs are clear

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
No: A chest x-ray is a very insensitive test for detection of pe. Ct of chest with contrast is the usual exam ordered if there is clinical suspicion of pe... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Not necessaarily: Pulmonary embolism can frequently display a normal chest exam. If high clinical suspicion for pulmonary embolism then the more sensitive test is chest... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Not at all.: A chest X-ray will look normal in most cases of PE.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Chest Xray: No. It means there is no visible mass that could be lung cancer. Sometimes the xray is done too early in life when there is not a big mass yet to see... Read More
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Not necessarily: Not necessarily, if the cancer is in early stages as small lump, it might not show up on a plain chest x-ray.
Dr. William Nyman
Radiology 39 years experience
Not necessarily: A clear chest xray is a good thing but, but it is not 100 percent accurate. Small tumors in the mediastinum and more central chest sometimes cannot b... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 years experience
Many different thing: Those markings at the biotin of the chest often represent blood vessels. When they are larger or better seen they could be due to bronchitis or early... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
X-Ray: you need to discuss this with the ordering/examining doctor as they have your history, your results and have done an exam. They are in the best posit... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Too many to list: Chest has many organs that can cause chest pain - lungs, heart, pleural and pericardial lining, esophagus, great vessels, nerves, bones, muscles to na... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
More details would be helpful, do you have a history of smoking or of asthma? What was the reason for the chest x ray. The hyperinflation indicates ai... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Carl
Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Usually : Usually this refers to the fact that infants cannot voluntarily take a deep breath and hold it like adults are instructed to do when they have cxrs ta... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Heart attack pain?: A person with chest pain must see the doctor to find out why. He should consider going to the E.R. If he cannot reach his doctor immediately. If it tu... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
YES IT CAN: Yes it can, it depends on what the lesions are from.Radiologist can not make such a mistake.A clear lung on chest xray can not be nd same is tru about... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Complexities: Your symptoms could be secondary to numerous annoying causes, such a irritation from smoking or vaping, chronic sinusitis, dental issues, a mild syste... Read More