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Chest X-rays are useful in detecting an enlarged heart; but especially in diagnosing lung conditions - such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, lung tumours, lung infections and fluid in the lung, collapsed lung, etc.
Blood glucose levels should be measured as a matter of course in all patients over 75.
A chest X-ray should be performed in those patients with heart disease, lung disease or a malignancy.
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Those patients on radiation therapy or who smoke should have a chest X-ray performed.