A 29-year-old female asked:
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does chest xray show your heart. oes drs pay attention to that when a lung xray is done.

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: But only in a general sense, like overall assessment of size.
Answered on Mar 5, 2013
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
Chest X-ray: A chest x-ray shows your heart. It is useful in evaluating the size of your heart and configuration of your heart and aorta. It also helps us evaluate your lungs, hilum and mediastinum as well as the bones and soft tissues of the chest.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
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