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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:

  • pneumonia,
  • congestive heart failure,
  • emphysema,
  • lung mass or lung nodule,
  • tuberculosis,
  • fluid around the lung (pleural effusion),
  • fracture of the vertebrae (bones of the back),
  • rib fractures, or
  • enlarged heart.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014

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