is a chest X-ray?
A chest X-ray is an X-ray that allows doctors
to assess the chest, lungs, heart, large
arteries, ribs, and diaphragm.
X-Ray Overview 1
This simple overview includes good information
on how the test is performed, as well as
extensive examples of abnormal chest films.
Chest X-Ray Overview 2
does it mean to have an abnormal chest X-ray?
Click here for information on what normal chest X-rays should look like, and what abnormal results may indicate.
Because the chest film offers a look at
such an extensive area of the body, abnormal
results have many potential causes. Click
for a list of conditions under which the
test might be performed. Click the links
for more information about that diagnosis
and why it would cause an abnormal chest
Lungs and Respiratory System
This link offers a detailed overview of lung function and some of the major things that can go wrong with the lungs and respiratory system.