Maybe you walk less than you used to because of muscle aches in your legs. Or you've had a sore on your foot that seemed to take forever to heal. Perhaps you've also heard you have "poor circulation."
These are the sneaky symptoms of peripheral artery disease. It narrows the arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow to your muscles.
It can take you by surprise, causing no symptoms at all or symptoms you may think are something else. And even mild cases can be a signal that you might have problems...
Look at the structures of the chest (bones, heart, lungs)
Evaluate placement of devices (pacemakers, defibrillators) or tubes placed during hospitalization for treatment and monitoring (catheters, chest tubes)
Diagnose lung and heart diseases
How Should I Prepare for a Chest X-Ray?
No special preparation is necessary for a chest X-ray, but you should tell the technician if you could be pregnant.
What Happens During a Chest X-Ray?
The chest X-ray can be performed at bedside or in a radiology department. You will be asked to remove all clothes and metallic jewelry from the waist up and put on a hospital gown for the test.
If you are able, you will be asked to stand very still with your chest against the cassette that contains the film. The X-ray machine will then send a beam of ionizing radiation through an X-ray tube. This energy passes through your chest and is then absorbed on film to create a picture. Bones and other dense areas show up as lighter shades of gray while areas that don't absorb the radiation appear as dark gray.
You will be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds to generate better images.
Then you will be asked to do the same thing, but with your left side against the cassette and your arms elevated.
The entire test takes no more than 10 to 15 minutes.