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If I had COPD or asthma will it show on a chest x ray?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No...
Neither COPD nor asthma is diagnosed by x-ray but other diseases can be ruled out by getting a chest x-ray, like pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pneumothorax, etc.

In brief: No...
Neither COPD nor asthma is diagnosed by x-ray but other diseases can be ruled out by getting a chest x-ray, like pneumonia, congestive heart failure, pneumothorax, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
We do not diagnose asthma or COPD by x-rays or ct scans.
That being said, we do commonly see evidence of emphysema on ct scans. We diagnose these breathing disorders with a pulmonary function test.

In brief: Sometimes
We do not diagnose asthma or COPD by x-rays or ct scans.
That being said, we do commonly see evidence of emphysema on ct scans. We diagnose these breathing disorders with a pulmonary function test.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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