This x-ray creates images of the lungs, heart, ribs, and other structures in the chest.
A chest X-ray uses a small dose of radiation to create an image of the lungs, heart, ribs, and other structures of the chest. The X-rays may be taken from different angles, such as the front, side or back. Your healthcare provider may order a chest X-ray to find the cause of symptoms such as chronic cough, shortness of breath or chest pain. Two important points to remember:
Here are some things you should know before having an X-ray.
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?
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