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:
October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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