Chest x-ray in asymptomatic elderly smokers

Julian Dobranowski

Are there any potential benefits of performing and repeating chest x-rays in asymptomatic elderly smokers?

Julian Dobranowski: In the asymptomatic patients, whether they are young or old, there is no evidence to support the use of chest x-rays looking for disease, especially looking for lung cancers in a smoker. In fact, there is very strong evidence to support not using chest x-rays to rule out disease.

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