Chest X-ray Directory
A chest X-ray is an imaging test that takes a picture of the chest and can help doctors diagnose heart disease, lung disease, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, broken bones, lymph node problems, and much more. Chest X-rays are usually not done during pregnancy, so you should tell your doctor if you are or think you are pregnant. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a chest X-ray is done, what the results mean, what conditions an X-ray can detect, and much more.
When Do I Need a Chest X-Ray for Heart Disease?
Scheduled for a chest X-ray? Get all the details here on what to expect.
How Do I Know If I Have COPD?
To find out if you have COPD, you should keep track of your symptoms and consult with your doctor. You may also have to take several tests, but many of them are painless or involve getting a blood sample.
Bronchitis Diagnosis and Treatment: What to Know
Acute bronchitis brings on a nagging cough. Make sure you get the right diagnosis and treatment to get rid of it fast.
Do I have a Broken Rib?
You may break a rib if you’re hit hard in the chest. Learn how your doctor may treat a broken rib and what problems may arise from such a break.
Slideshows & Images
Surprising Ways Smoking Affects Your Looks
Pictures of twins show how smoking dramatically speeds up wrinkles and aging. Also covered: sagging breasts, early menopause, hair loss, cataracts, infertility, and other effects of smoking.
A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
WebMD provides a visual overview of heart disease, including symptoms to watch for, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies.
Visual Guide To Bronchitis: Symptoms, How Long It Lasts, Recovery
Bronchitis symptoms, its distinctive cough, its causes, and its prevention are covered in this WebMD slideshow.
Lung Cancer Risks -- Myths and Facts
Cigar smoke, menthol, pollution? See what can increase your risk of lung cancer and what's fiction. Learn what to avoid and surprise risks.