Normal chest X-ray

Hover on/off image to show/hide findings

Tap on/off image to show/hide findings

Normal chest X-ray

  • This is a normal chest X-ray of an adult woman - note the following features
  • Central trachea
  • No ROTATION - spinous processes (orange) half way between medial ends of clavicles (asterisks)
  • Adequate INSPIRATION - the mid-clavicular line (red line) intersects the diaphragm between the 5th and 6th ribs anteriorly
  • Good PENETRATION - thoracic spine visible behind the heart (ring)

Page author: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust UK (Read bio)

Last reviewed: October 2019