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Lab Infrastructure in Bangalore
Bangalore is a tier-1 city of India and ranks high in almost all the sectors, including health care. The excellent medical facilities in the city help to provide proper treatment for various diseases. The labs have advanced tools and devices, and of course, trained and competent technicians. They provide the result at the earliest within 24 to 48 hours. Other than that, they also provide emergency results. All the labs operate on weekdays to serve all the patients with accurate results.
In Bangalore, cardiovascular diseases and digestive diseases are prevalent. Many respiratory diseases are also found in high numbers in this city. Bangalore has more than 100 hospitals that include both private and government hospitals. Other than that 126 diagnostic centers can conduct CT scans, MRI scans, blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound, etc.
For detecting any disorder in the chest, an X-Ray is conducted. It is done to form a detailed image of the lung, heart, airflow passage, etc. It is a standard test and therefore available in almost all labs and even in some hospitals. It is generally conducted if you have symptoms such as chest pain, persistent cough, fever due to injury, and many more issues in the chest.
Why Book a Chest X-Ray test?
A Chest X-Ray is ordered if doctors suspect health issues related to the chest. Chest pain, injury, shortness of breath, persistent cough, fever due to severe injury, etc., are a few of them.
The test forms a clear and detailed image of various organs that can detect heart diseases, collapsed lungs, broken ribs, emphysema, cancer, pneumonia, and other ailments.
Other than that, it is also performed to see the effectiveness of the treatments of diseases like pneumonia, heart failure, cardiovascular issues, emphysema, lung cancer, positioning of medical devices fluid or air collection around the lungs, and other medical issues.
What All Tests are Included in Chest X-Ray?
The Chest X-Ray is performed by radiologists trained especially for conducting radiology examinations. A blood test may be required before the prescribed Chest X-Ray.
It aims to examine lungs, heart, ribs, and chest walls to effectively detect any health conditions related to the chest. The X-Rays help form an image of them that can indicate any abnormality. Two chest images are taken, one from the side, another one from the back.
What Preparation is Required for Chest X-Rays?
You don’t have to prepare much for the Chest X-Ray, but there are a few things that you need to follow before this radiology test. You should wear loose and comfortable clothes which do not have any metal pieces such as zippers, bra closures, snaps, etc.
You should also remove all the metal pieces of jewelry at home before going for the test. If you have body piercings, you should consult the radiologist for any special instruction. Body jewelry can obstruct and does not let a clear image be formed.
What is the Average Cost of Chest X-Rays in Bangalore?
The cost of a Chest X-Ray depends on the city, the lab partner, the specific recommendations made by the physician, and some other factors. The average cost of this test in Bangalore is usually between Rs 200-250. We highly recommend looking up the actual cost when booking the appointment.
How to book Chest X-Rays in Bangalore?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is a doctor's prescription mandatory for a Chest X-Ray test?
Yes, a doctor’s note is mandatory for getting a Chest X-Ray test done.
Are there any discounts running on MFine for the Chest X-Ray tests?
You can avail up to 50% discount on MFine for Chest X-Ray test. This may vary based on your location and the preferred lab partner.
Will I get a report analysis after the test?
Yes, your report analysis will be done by an expert doctor for free on the MFine app.
Are there any packages available on MFine for scans?
Yes, there is the Healthy Heart Package and Complete Pollution Package that you can avail of through MFine. These packages include multiple scans to detect problems or diseases.
Can I reschedule my appointment?
Yes, you can reschedule your appointment. However, it is subject to the availability of slots.
Are X-Rays of the chest safe?
Yes, a Chest X-Ray is entirely safe. Radiation exposure can affect the body. However, radiologists use only the amount of radiation sufficient to conduct the test. However, if you are pregnant, it is recommended to inform your doctor so an alternative can be used instead of an X-Ray.
What can a chest X-Ray reveal?
The Chest X-Ray is a radiology test conducted to form an image of the chest and organs such as lungs, heart, etc. It helps detect various disorders such as heart disease, punctured ribs, collapsed lungs, emphysema, etc.
Is it possible for radiation to remain in your body indefinitely?
The radiation can stay in the body for a few minutes or, in some cases, a few days. Usually, the body is exposed to radiation only for a few seconds or minutes. However, sometimes the time of exposure is extended, and in that case, patients need to stay in the room a little longer to avoid other people getting exposed to the radiation.
When should I expect to receive the results of my chest X-Ray?
The result of a Chest X-Ray is usually available in 1 to 2 days. However, you can also get the result in a few hours or minutes in emergency cases.
How long does a Chest X-Ray take?
A chest X-Ray usually takes 15 to 30 minutes to perform a test. A chest X-Ray is conducted to examine organs such as the lungs and heart. If you have any abnormalities such as chest pain, persistent cough, or difficulty breathing, your doctor may recommend the test.
Is COVID detectable on a chest X-Ray?
The chest X-Ray radiology test can effectively detect various health issues related to the heart, lung, aorta, or any internal injury. It is generally a sensitive and specific test for COVID diagnosis.
How to interpret the result of a chest X-Ray?
The result of chest X-Rays should always be interpreted by a qualified radiologist, doctors who are trained to perform radiology. It is never advised to interpret the result of these radiology tests on your own.
What is a typical chest X-Ray?
The typical Chest X-Rays show the normal size and shape of the chest walls and some other main structures in the chest. The white shadows indicate the solid structures and fluids like rib cage, bone, vertebrae, aorta, heart, and shoulder bones.
What equipment or instrument is used for a chest X-Ray?
For conducting the chest X-Ray, a box-like apparatus that contains X-Ray films, plates for recording digital images, and an X-Ray producing tube is used. The X-Ray machines are portable and small enough to be carried.