Your doctor has several ways to try to diagnose your heart disease. One of those is a chest X-ray.
It uses a small amount of radiation to produce an image of your heart, lungs, and blood vessels.
Your doctor uses a chest X-ray to:
What Happens During a Chest X-Ray?
You don’t need to do anything to get ready for it. But you do need to let the technician know if you could be pregnant.
Your X-ray will take no more than 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll have to remove all of your clothes and jewelry from the waist up, and wear a hospital gown. And you have to stand very still while you hold your breath.
The process is painless and simple. It can show your doctor if you have: