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X-rays are shadows, not the substance.
The view is from one side only.
A problem/shadow from lung may be overlapped by a rib shadow. In such cases, special view (lordotic view) is taken to separate and see the particular area away from the particular rib helps.
This is a cheaper alternative to a CT scan
- which will resolve the issue, in problem cases.
If the ratio of the shadow of the heart to the chest is larger than a certain value, it is called enlargement. It may or may not be true enlargement. An ECHOcardiogram
can help further.
Wishing speedy recovery