chest radiograph, colloquially called a chest X-ray, or chest film, is a projection radiograph of the chest used to diagnose conditions affecting the chest, and nearby structures. Chest images should be taken on full inspiration and erect when possible to minimize heart magnification and demonstrate fluid levels. It finds its place in sputum-negative patients not responding to a course of antibiotics. Chest radiographs are used to diagnose many conditions involving the chest wall, including its bones, and also structures contained within the thoracic cavity, lungs, heart, and great vessels.
Related journals of Chest Imaging
Clinics in Chest Medicine, Research in Education, Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Japanese Journal of Chest Diseases.