A chest x-ray is a standard procedure. The results of the study are used for the diagnosis of diseases of the heart, lungs, thoracic glands. Using this method you can be detected:
- areas of inflammation;
- tumors;
- the cavity that represent the pathological formation (cavities, cysts, abscesses);
- fibrosis;
- the presence of foreign objects etc.
Procedure x-ray study does not require any prior training. To obtain the snapshot you need to go into the stall of the apparatus, and then to take the correct position, following the instructions of the doctor, and for a few seconds to hold your breath. If the picture is not discovered anything suspicious, be issued a medical report (certificate of passage of x-rays may be needed when applying for a job).
According to the existing Russian rules, healthy (adults) need is a chest 1 time a year. This dose is harmless to humans, not suffering from any ailments.
However, there are groups of people who need to do x-rays more often – twice a year. Among them:
workers of maternity hospitals, sanatoria, tuberculosis dispensaries, etc.;
- suffering from tuberculosis or other respiratory diseases.
workers of areas in which there is an increased risk of Contracting TB (e.g. childminders);
- people with serious chronic diseases (diabetes, asthma, ulcer, etc.).
Today, modern medicine has stepped far forward, and it used electronic digital fluorographs, which are harmful to human health radiation is reduced by 5-10 times. These devices have other advantages such as the ability to quickly obtain images, with the exception of the probability of defective (uninformative) images.