The first time that my little boy had his chest x-ray examination happened when he was about two years old. During that time my child has fever, on and off cough and has poor appetite which are some symptoms of primary complex or Tuberculosis in children. Our pediatrician referred us to take an x-ray examination for my son for primary complex detection. We are so thankful that the x-ray test result was negative.
After a year my son has the same health problem again but this time he was coughing too much so his pedia referred us again to take x-ray exam for my son. The impression on the x-ray results was Pneumonitis. His pedia prescribed medicines for him to be treated immediately and advise us take a PPD skin test to make sure that he has no primary infection.
Chest x-ray in younger children requires a picture from the front of the chest and from the side should be taken. Inside the x-ray room, I saw two exam tables. I think the other one is an extra exam table. If you will be taking your younger child for Chest x-ray examination, be sure to bring an extra adult to help you hold the child because your little child might be scared to stay on the exam table. The results in chest x-ray for younger children are composed of two films.