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How come doctors don't do chest x-rays with routine check-ups anymore?
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Hi risk/low benefit
There's no real such thing as a "routine chest xray".
Any radiologic imaging study should be done to answer a specific question. Most physicians don't order xrays (or ct scans or ultrasounds, etc) "just because", anymore. Risk of radiation is too great, especially as we are living much longer these days.

In brief: Hi risk/low benefit
There's no real such thing as a "routine chest xray".
Any radiologic imaging study should be done to answer a specific question. Most physicians don't order xrays (or ct scans or ultrasounds, etc) "just because", anymore. Risk of radiation is too great, especially as we are living much longer these days.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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