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Dr Diana R Holdright
MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC, MBBS, DA, BSc

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Diana Holdright
 
 

Cardiac Investigations - Chest X-Ray

A chest X-ray makes an image of the heart, lungs, airways, main blood vessels and bones of the chest and spine using a small amount of radiation. It can be used to help identify the cause of chest pain, persistent cough or breathlessness. Chest X-rays do not require any preparation, but the patient will need to remove anything metallic (e.g. a belt, jewellery and glasses) that may affect the image. The patient will be asked to stand against the image plate and hold their breath for a few seconds while the image is taken. The whole process takes approximately fifteen minutes.

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Cardiac Investigations - Chest X-Ray