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 21 9
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 6 0
Chest pain 3 0
Pain 2 0
ANCA-associated vasculitis 1 0

Show all 24 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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 12

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

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Chest X-ray

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped having Chest X-ray and switched to:

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