What is a Chest X-Ray?

An x-ray is a non-invasive exam that provides valuable information to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of radiation which shows pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

X-rays can penetrate the body, which allows pictures of internal structures to be produced.