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Could smoke show up on a chest/rib x-ray?

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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology

In brief: No

If you are smoking, the smoke is invisible to X-rays.
If you damage you lungs by smoking and get emphysema then it can often be seen.

In brief: No

If you are smoking, the smoke is invisible to X-rays.
If you damage you lungs by smoking and get emphysema then it can often be seen.
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
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