What is Chest X-ray?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: X-rays

A chest x-ray is a type of medical imaging that is used to see an image of the inside of the chest. Chest x-rays may aid in the diagnosis of many conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 28 14
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 9 0
Pain 3 0
Bronchiectasis 2 2
Chest pain 2 0

Show all 27 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chest X-ray

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently having Chest X-ray

Dosage Patients Percentage
as needed 1
one time 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 12
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped having Chest X-ray and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Corticosteroids 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chest X-ray.