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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
46 years experience Radiology
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
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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
27 years experience General Practice
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
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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
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Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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
32 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
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
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Dr. John Carl
Dr. John Carl answered
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: A typical chest xray is not very specific. An abnormal chest xray should be followed up with a chest ct scan. A ct scan is very good to evaluate and ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: Over time, the lungs may be exposed to many things including inhaled irritants, bacteria/viruses and even stomach acid in people with reflux. Over ti ... Read More
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