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Chest Radiograph (X-ray)

Chest x-ray: What it is | National Heart Centre Singapore

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - What it is

Chest radiograph (x-ray) is a basic and useful test to diagnose problems in the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems - heart, lungs and blood vessels. It can help determine whether you have heart failure or a collapsed lung. It can also be used to reveal fluid in the lungs, enlargement of the heart, pneumonia and many other conditions.


When do you need this test?

If you have a persistent cough, an injury involving your chest, chest pain, a heart murmur or difficulty in breathing. You will also be required to do a chest x-ray as part of the pre-admission testing.

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Symptoms

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - How to prevent?

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Causes and Risk Factors

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Diagnosis

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Treatments

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Preparing for surgery

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Post-surgery care

Chest Radiograph (X-ray) - Other Information

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