What does a chest xray show?

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What does a chest xray show?

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answered Jan 23 by Christeen (62,780 points)
A chest xray  or Chest X-Ray produces and shows images of your heart, lungs, blood vessels, airways, and the bones of your chest and spine.

Chest X-rays can also reveal fluid in or around your lungs or air surrounding a lung.

A chest radiograph, called a chest X-ray, or chest film, is a projection radiograph of the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, its contents, and nearby structures.

Chest radiographs are the most common film taken in medicine.

A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest.

It can help your healthcare provider see how well your lungs and heart are working.

Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs.

Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs.

An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body — particularly your bones.

X-ray beams pass through your body, and they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through.

An X-ray, or, much less commonly, X-radiation, is a penetrating form of high-energy electromagnetic radiation.

Most X-rays have a wavelength ranging from 10 picometers to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 124 eV to 124 keV.

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