Chest radiograph (x-ray) is a basic and useful test to diagnose problems in the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems - heart, lungs and blood vessels. It can help determine whether you have heart failure or a collapsed lung. It can also be used to reveal fluid in the lungs, enlargement of the heart, pneumonia and many other conditions.
If you have a persistent cough, an injury involving your chest, chest pain, a heart murmur or difficulty in breathing. You will also be required to do a chest x-ray as part of the pre-admission testing.