Chest X-ray

A Chest X-ray is a test that produces black and white images of your body parts, including:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Blood vessels
  • Spine and chest bones
  • Air and fluid in or around your lungs

A Chest X-ray can identify the cause of symptoms like:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Ongoing cough
  • Chest pain
  • Chest injury

A Chest X-ray can also help your doctor to work out if you have:

  • Chest infections
  • Heart failure
  • Fluid or air collection around the lungs

Chest X-rays help to check the position of wires, leads and tubes after heart procedures and surgery.