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Chest X-Ray (cont.)

Diseases and Conditions Diagnosed with Chest X-ray Test

Many diseases or conditions may be detected or diagnosed based on a chest X-ray test. A chest X-ray test can also be very helpful in ruling out suspected diagnoses. Some of the common conditions that can be evaluated by a chest X-ray tests are:

Interpreting a Chest X-ray Test

Chest X-ray tests are most frequently interpreted by a radiologist (doctor specialized in radiology). Other doctors who often review and interpret the results of chest X-ray tests include:

  • emergency room physicians,
  • internal medicine doctors,
  • pediatricians,
  • family practice doctors,
  • pulmonologists (lung doctors),
  • cardiologists (heart doctors),
  • anesthesiologists,
  • chest surgeons, and
  • oncologists (cancer doctors).

Generally, doctors use the information from a chest X-ray together with medical history, physical examination, and other clinical data to help to make a clinical decision.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/1/2016

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