Can an aortic aneurysm be seen in a chest x-ray?

Sometimes. If you have a widened mediastinum , that may indicate that you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Rarely. Thoracic (chest) aortic aneurysms can sometimes be seen on chest x-rays. The more common abdominal ones need an ultrasound or a ct scan to detect them. Albert einstein died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Sometimes. Chest x-rays can sometimes detect clinically significant thoracic aortic aneurysms. It can miss them, especially if they are small.

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Is abdom aortic anerysm visible on chest x-rays?

No. The best way to detect AAA is by physical exam, ultrasound of the abdomen, and/or ct scan. A plain x-ray can detect calcification in the general area of the aorta, but cannot measure the size, or detect the presence, of an aneurysm. Read more...

Upper back pain have had thoracic x-ray. Would aortic aneurysm show if present on pic. Thank you?

May or maynot. Depending on the x-ray and the amount of radiation etc, it may or may no show on a regular x-ray. If concerned, let your dr. Know and there are more definitive tests to assess for aneurysms than a routine x-ray of the thoracic back area. Read more...

I, m 31, had stress test/ecogram of heart 4 months ago, signs were great. Can I develop an aortic aneurysm since then? I'v having mid chest/ back pain

Yes. Anything can develop. The stress test was a moment in time. However, a stress test looks for blockages in the coronary arteries of your heart, not an aortic aneurysm. Your symptoms could be an aneurysm. If you have personal or family risk factors for that, you need that evaluated. That can be done by angiography or ct. Read more...

I have been having front upper left chest pain and dizziness. I have family history of heart problems. My mom has a bad heart valve and an aortic aneurysm. I have no health insurance currently. What would be your best advice?

Chest pain. Better to get checked with a family history of heart problems. Ask your local hospital or physicians to help you out in setting up a payment plans. Read more...
A free health clinic. If you can't afford to see a cardiologist there are a number of places where you can be seen for very little. You may have to show that you can't afford to pay. Read more...