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X Rays Of Broken Ribs
What can a chest X-ray diagnose besides broken ribs and lung tumors? My doctor wants to do a chest x-ray, but i don’t know why? My ribs don’t hurt and i’m not coughing. What could he be looking for?
Yes: An x ray of your ribs will determine if your ribs are broken or not. The x ray will not tell you why they were broken. ...Read more
No: A chest xray or dedicated rib xrays can identify rib fractures and determine (roughly) whether the fractures are new or old, but they cannot determine what caused the fractures. ...Read more