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.
Lung Cancer Diagnosis
WebMD explains symptoms of lung cancer and how the disease is diagnosed.
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.
Detecting and Treating Heart Failure
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer
Pictures show who's at risk for lung cancer, symptoms, tests, and promising new treatments.
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.
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.