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Hi everyone I have copd and my chest xray is normal but my doctor wants me to have a ct scan. Anyone know why if the xrays are normal?
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X-rays can detect some bony abnormalities and give a brief idea about lung condition. If your doctor suspects infection, or lung nodule or some other problem then your doctor may request for a CT scan. Other than this pulmonary function tests help in diagnosing and managing COPD. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

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