A chest radiograph, colloquially called a chest X-ray(CXR), or chest film, is a projection radiograph of the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, its contents, and nearby structures. Chest radiographs are the most common film taken in medicine.
Chest radiographs are used to diagnose many conditions involving the chest wall, including its bones, and also structures contained within the thoracic cavity including the lungs, heart, and great vessels. Pneumonia and congestive heart failure are very commonly diagnosed by chest radiograph.
Chest radiographs are also used to screen for job-related lung disease in industries such as mining where workers are exposed to dust #Chest#xray#radiology#radiography#nursing#health#studyhour#medicine#film