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.
Detecting and Treating Heart Failure
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.
Understanding Sarcoidosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of sarcoidosis.
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
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
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.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer
Pictures show who's at risk for lung cancer, symptoms, tests, and promising new treatments.
Quiz: What Makes You Tick? Heart Facts
From heartbeats to pacemakers, here's lot of cardiac trivia. Take this heart quiz to see how much you know about the organ that makes you tick.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Your Heart Health
Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this quiz and find out.