Normal Chest X Ray Film. The interpretation of a chest film requires the understanding of basic principles. The mean radiation dose to an adult from a chest radiograph is around 0 02 msv for a front view and 0 08 msv for a side vi.
Chest radiographs are the most common film taken in medicine. Like all methods of radiography chest radiography employs ionizing radiation in the form of x rays to generate images of the chest. A chest x ray helps detect problems with your heart and lungs.
These films show a normal posteroanterior pa and lateral chest x ray.
The chest x ray on the left is normal. Align them so they are viewed as if the patient were standing in front of you so their right side would be facing your left. On chest x ray this widened chest may be observed as well as flattening of the diaphragm due to the hyperinflated lungs pushing down on it. Normal anatomy and variants.