Thoracic radiographs

Radiographs are the single best tool for diagnosing heart failure, providing information about both heart size and lung congestion.

  • Cost-effective and accessible
  • Extremely informative
    • Establishes a baseline
    • Evaluates severity of disease
    • Monitors disease progression over time and response to therapy
    • Helps evaluate prognosis
    • Rules out other thoracic diseases
    • Adds validity to a client record

Click here to see the areas of the heart that are visualized on a lateral thoracic radiograph.