chest x-ray

Pronunciation: (chest EX-ray)

An x-ray of the structures inside the chest. An x-ray is a type of high-energy radiation that can go through the body and onto film, making pictures of areas inside the chest, which can be used to diagnose disease.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: X-ray of the chest. X-rays are used to take pictures of organs and bones of the chest. X-rays pass through the patient onto film.

2003-05-23 Date last modified: 2005-04-27