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How to Reduce the Risk of Chest X-Ray in Miami?

If you're planning to visit Miami, be aware of the risk of getting a chest x-ray there. In Miami, chest x-rays are more likely to cause radiation exposure than in other parts of the country.

There are several ways you can reduce the risk of exposure to radiation when you get a  Chest x-ray in Miami

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First, ask your doctor if you can have the scan done at another location. 

Second, ask your doctor to use a lower dose of radiation when taking the x-ray. 

Third, ask your doctor to use a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner instead of a traditional x-ray machine. 

Finally, ask your doctor to tell you how much exposure to radiation you'll receive during your exam.

Potential Side Effects

There are many potential side effects of chest x-rays. Some people may experience a mild discomfort or minor pain while having the test, but these side effects are usually temporary. Other people may experience more serious side effects, such as: 

• Inflammation of the chest wall (pneumothorax) 

• Lung infection 

• Pulmonary fibrosis 

• Radiographic abnormality leading to false-positive results, i.e., an abnormal image that suggests there is something wrong with your lungs when in fact there is not 

• Exposure to radiation that could cause cancer 

• Electrical shock from an x-ray machine