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Definition of Chest X-ray

Chest X-ray: A type of X-ray commonly used to detect abnormalities in the lungs. A chest X-ray can also detect some abnormalities in the heart, aorta, and the bones of the thoracic area.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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