Salem Pulmonary Associates, PC

Your Local Specialists for Pulmonary Disease

Serving Salem, Oregon and the Willamette Valley

Chest X-Ray

Chest X-Ray-   The chest x-ray is the most commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination. A chest x-ray makes images of the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest.  An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.