Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A Chest X-Ray for myself
Went for my yearly chest x-ray today. Thank God the lung fields are normal. A bit of spinal scoliosis for my poor posture. Time to straighten up and exercise more!
A chest x ray is recommended for people who have symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, chronic cough or fever. The test can help find the cause of these symptoms.
Chest x rays may help diagnose pneumonia, heart failure, lung cancer, lung tissue scarring and other conditions. They are also used to check treatment response.
Sometimes, doctors recommend follow up chest x rays within hours, days, or months of an earlier chest x ray.
Chest x-rays are often done before surgery and during medical check-ups.