Bacterial Pneumonia Diagnosis
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:
- congestive heart failure,
- lung mass or lung nodule,
- fluid around the lung (pleural effusion),
- fracture of the vertebrae (bones of the back),
- rib fractures, or
- cardiomegaly, or enlarged heart.