A 42-year-old male asked:
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would a chest xray show somthing wrong with your lungs?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A chest xray shows many of the lung diseases and abnormalities like infections, growths, enlargement of structures like lymph glands and heart, fluid collections, etc. However a chest cat scan shows even more details and picks up lesions in earlier stages.
Answered on Jan 7, 2014

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