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Chest X-ray Test Risks
Risks associated with having a chest X-ray test are minimal, but they need to weighed against the benefits for each individual case. Chest X-rays release radiation to the body in order to produce an image. The amount of radiation, however, is very small and it does not last in the body after the image is taken. Pregnant women who require a chest X-ray are advised to notify the doctor and the X-ray technician so proper precautions can be taken to minimize radiation exposure to the fetus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014
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