Chest X-Ray

The physician uses the chest x-ray to reveal the structure of the chest and lung areas. This procedure may expose a large number of pulmonary diseases such as fibrosis and cancer as well as infections, pneumonia and extra fluid accumulations. The procedure is common and painless. The patient stands in front of the machine and holds his breath for a moment while the x-ray beam exposes the film. The photograph is developed and analyzed immediately.