Chest X-Ray

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about having a chest X-ray. Consider printing out or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

chest x-ray

Bring a list of questions to ask your doctor about chest X-rays. 

  1. What are the possible benefits of having a chest X-ray?
  2. What are my individual risks from having a chest X-ray?
  3. How can one prepare for a chest X-ray?
  4. How long does a chest X-ray take?

  5. How much radiation will I be exposed to during the test?
  6. What happens next if the chest X-ray shows something that needs further examination?