Chest X-ray

In medicine, a chest radiograph, commonly called a chest X-ray (CXR), is a projection radiograph of the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, its contents, and nearby structures. Chest radiographs are among the most common films taken, being diagnostic of many conditions.

Like all methods of radiography, chest radiography employs ionizing radiation in the form of X-rays to generate images of the chest. (from wikipedia)


This is an Marilyn Monroes’ x-ray.   It was sold at auction for 45,000 dollars. Image from Today website (here)

The department of Radiology at University of Virginia have put together a very good tutorial on reading chest x-rays. (tutorial here)

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