Leila Cruikshank

Chest X-rays

A chest X-ray is a picture of the chest that shows your heart, lungs, airways, pleura (lining of the lungs), blood vessels, and lymph nodes. A chest X-ray also shows the bones of your spine and chest, including your breastbone, ribs, collar bone, and the upper part of your spine. Chest xrays are usually done once a year and as needed.