A chest X-ray is a picture of the chest that shows your heart, lungs, airway, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. Chest X-rays can also show the bones of your spine and chest.
A chest X-ray is done to find problems with the organs and structures inside the chest.
Two X-ray views of the chest are usually taken. One view is taken from the back. The other view is taken from the side.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: June 25, 2018
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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