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had a chest x ray on monday and have to wait another week for

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had a chest x ray on monday and have to wait another week for results but have heard that usually if something spotted on x ray they let doctor know within 3 days is this true
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

chest xray reports are quit and most radiologist can read them within one day of imaging.

Dr. David :

I am not sure why you have to wait one week for results.

Dr. David :

the radiologist will usually cause the referring doctor if there is a spot on the xray right away to let the doctors know.

Dr. David :

if the xray is normal, then usually it is just written on the report.

JACUSTOMER-5jk4v844- :

i was referred by my gp for chest x ray so have to wait up to ten days for result but spoke to radioligists who say if they see anything that seems urgent they contact doctor before the ten days

Dr. David :

yes, I agree

JACUSTOMER-5jk4v844- :

ok thank you for that just wanted a bit of reassurance thats all a bit worried you are based in uk arent you

Dr. David :

no, I am in the USA.

Dr. David :

don't be worried.

Dr. David :

I'm sure your chest xray is fine.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-5jk4v844- :

ok thanks

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thanks.

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