Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Chest X-Ray (Pre-Operative)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the appropriate use of preoperative chest radiographs in adult patients.

Date reviewed: March 2018

Date of next review: March 2021

Published: May 2018

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
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The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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