What is a Chest X-ray?

Chest x-ray is performed to get images of the chest area including lungs, heart and rib area. This determines the problems in the chest area at a very basic level making it the fastest way of diagnosing the issue. Hence it is mainly used for emergency diagnosis.


Why have I been asked to get a chest x-ray done?

Chest  x-ray is performed to:
  • Determine any problems in breathing like shortness of breath.
  • Check  for any unexplained coughs, chest pain or injury.
  • Determine any lung cancer or blockage in lungs
  • Determine heart related problems
  • Assess any disease like pneumonia or water filled in lungs


Names of Previous reports/scans required?



How long is the procedure for?

  • Total time – 1 hr 
  • Test time- 10-15 mins


Can I walk in for a chest x-ray without prior appointment?

  •  Yes  (Confirm by calling on 8869906990 before arriving at the centre)


 History of allergy?



How can I prepare for the scan?

  • Women should tell their doctors if there is any chance they may be pregnant because x-ray radiation can harm the baby. If in doubt, make sure to take a pregnancy test before performing the scan. If positive, consult your doctor.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and avoid jewellery or any other metal on the body.


How is the chest x-ray done?

The technologist will guide you into different positions for the chest X-ray. It’s important that you follow the instructions carefully. If you have pain or discomfort holding the position, inform the technologist.