X-Ray Chest PA
Posteroanterior view chest X-ray, CXR
- Your lungs’ health: the chest X-rays can detect tumors , infection, or gas/fluid collecting around a lung.
- Chronic lung diseases: such as emphysema or cystic fibrosis.
- Rib or spine fractures and other bone issues.
- A heart-related lung condition. Fluid in your lungs may be caused by congestive heart failure.
- The size and outline of your heart and blood vessels may point to heart failure, valve issues or fluid surrounding the heart, aortic aneurysms, or other blood vessel problems.
- The presence of calcium in your heart/blood vessels; its presence may indicate fats in your vessels, damage to the heart valves, coronary arteries and heart muscle.
- Your recovery after you've had chest surgery; Your doctor can observe lines or tubes placed during surgery to check for air leaks and fluid buildup.
- The placement of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or catheter in surgery ensures everything is positioned correctly.