To interpret a chest X-ray, it is necessary to know normal anatomy and possible anatomical deviations as well as diseases or pathologies of the heart, lungs, mediastinum (middle section of the chest cavity), lungs and pl... More »

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A chest X-ray shows the lungs, heart, blood vessels and other structures inside the chest. If a person's chest X-ray is normal, the ribs and spine appear light and the air-filled lungs appear dark, according to the Natio... More »

Bilateral pneumonia, also known as double pneumonia, means at least one lobe in both lungs has the disease, according to MedicineNet.. The diagnosis does not indicate a more severe pneumonia nor the cause of the disease ... More »

A chest X-ray shows the lungs, heart, blood vessels and other structures inside the chest. If a person's chest X-ray is normal, the ribs and spine appear light and the air-filled lungs appear dark, according to the Natio... More »

Distinct black shadows on the lungs in X-rays result from air present abnormally between the inner border of the wall of the chest and the lung tissue border, as eMedicineHealth explains. Also known as pneumothorax, the ... More »

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A spot on the lungs seen in an X-ray is a nodule, which is a small, solid, oval or round tissue overgrowth with normal lung tissue surrounding it, states WebMD. It can also be a benign lung tumor, an abnormal, noncancero... More »

A chest X-ray can be used to diagnose TB. The X-ray is often used if a person is displaying the symptoms of the disease, according to WebMD. More »

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