What is an X-ray?
An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the Body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.
Why should I do it?
The chest x-ray is performed to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall
A chest x-ray is typically the first imaging test used to help diagnose symptoms such as:
Physicians use the examination to help diagnose or monitor treatment for conditions such as:
Other medical conditions
Any preparations needed?