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Chest X-ray of the heart, lungs and bones
A chest X-ray is a black and white image of the chest area which shows the heart, lungs and bones of the rib cage. The chest X-ray does not show the inside of the heart, but does show it's size, shape and location.
Having a chest X-ray is a painless procedure. A technologist will position X-ray film next to your chest while an X-ray machine sends small beams of X-rays that pass through the chest to create the image on the film. X-rays may be taken at various angles.
Heart and Vascular Conditions Diagnosed with Chest X-ray