What should I ask my doctor about having a chest x-ray?

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 The following questions can help you talk to your physician about having a chest x-ray. Print out or write down these questions and take them with you to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your physician’s response when you get home.
  • What are the possible benefits for me of having a chest x-ray?
  • What are my individual risks from having a chest x-ray?
  • How much radiation will I be exposed to during the test?
  • What happens next if the chest x-ray shows something that needs further examination?