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Can a portable neonatal abdomen xray hurt a baby?

Can a portable neonatal abdomen xray hurt a baby?

No: Radiation risk form x -rays is minimum, doctors will not order if it is not needed. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Could a portable neonatal abdomen xray fulfill the requirement that the arrt wants for a pediatric abdomen?

Could a portable neonatal abdomen xray fulfill the requirement that the arrt wants for a pediatric abdomen?

Often, yes: I do not know what 'arrt' means, so I cannot address that specific issue. In the neonatal unit, almost all the abdominal x-rays are done portably. There are specific instances when one wuld need to transport the baby off the unit toget more high quality images or images with contrast such as an upper GI study or esophagram. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, tachacardia, hypertension, on propranol, CT clear from head to abdomen, xray clear, blood urine EKG echo clear, no idea what?

Shortness of breath, tachacardia, hypertension, on propranol, CT clear from head to abdomen, xray clear, blood urine EKG echo clear, no idea what?

Try another drug: Propranolol is used to treat hypertension. It will generally lower your heart rate. A side effect, however, is bronchospasm (asthma) which could explain your shortness of breath. Your propanolol dose is not sufficient to lower your blood pressure or heart rate, but may be causing side effects so it shouldn't be increased. The best way to sort this out might be to try another antihypertensive. ...Read more

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How do they do an abdominal x-ray?

How do they do an abdominal x-ray?

There are: Various ways to perform an abdominal x-ray: supine, prone, on your side, and upright. X-ray photons are produced from a tube, directed toward the body part in question, pass through the body, and are detected by film or a digital detector to produce an image. ...Read more

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If you get an abdominal X-ray what shows up?

If you get an abdominal X-ray what shows up?

Many things: But generally, abdominal xrays are used to look for abnormal bowel patterns, perforations of the bowel, or problems of the bones of the pelvis, such as fractures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abdominal x-ray?

Abdominal X-ray: Plain x-ray of the abdomen. The film can show the overall pattern of the intestines, stomach & liver. If there is a perforation (puncture) of the intestine or stomach, the x-ray is useful for showing "free air." if the intestine is obstructed (blocked) this may be seen as significant enlargement of the intestine due to air & stool which cannot pass ...Read more

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Is an abdominal X-ray safe if you get 3 or 4 in one month?

Is an abdominal X-ray safe if you get 3 or 4 in one month?

Probably.: A single-shot x-ray should not harm your fetus. A full ct-scan on the other hand is much more dangerous and should be replaced with MRI when possible. ...Read more

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How many rad are in a pelvic and abdominal x-ray?

How many rad are in a pelvic and abdominal x-ray?

REM is the term: Used for occupational or exposure, rad for absorbed dose. In the ramge of 1 to 10 rem. ...Read more

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What does a dark, cauliflower shaped spot on my abdominal X-ray mean?

What does a dark, cauliflower shaped spot on my abdominal X-ray mean?

Where is the spot?: Abdominal plain films encompass almost the entire abdomen including the gut and solid organs, as well as bony structures. Where was the spot in question, and what was the official radiologist reading of your films? (both pieces of info will help us provide you an answer). ...Read more

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Why would someone need an abdominal X-ray and an "echo of the back abdominal wall'?

Why would someone need an abdominal X-ray and an "echo of the back abdominal wall'?

Abdominal symptoms: The tests of abdominal xray and "echo" of the back of the abdominal wall (probably abdominal ultrasound) are typically used to evaluate abdominal symptoms or concerns. The xray can provide information on the status of bowel distension, presence of stones, etc, and the abdominal ultrasound can provide info on kidney, liver, gallbladder, pelvic organs, etc. ...Read more

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Can u see intestinal obstruction with an abdominal x-ray?

Can u see intestinal obstruction with an abdominal x-ray?

Yes: Air usually accumulates in the intestine upstream from a point of obstruction. This pattern can be well visualized on plain abdominal x-rays, especially when the images are taken with the patient standing and laying down. We call this x-ray an obstructive series. However, the gold standard for diagnosing an obstruction is a ct scan. ...Read more

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Would abdominal aorta problem show up on a abdominal X-ray when checking for appendictis?

Would abdominal aorta problem show up on a abdominal X-ray when checking for appendictis?

Usually not: The aorta and/or aneurysms usually can't be seen on a regular x-ray (neither can an appendix) but if the aneurysm is very calcified, one might get a suggestion of an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Is a clearly defined black loop in the mid-left bowel on abdominal X-ray significant if a previous X-ray five days earlier did not show the loop?

Is a clearly defined black loop in the mid-left bowel on abdominal X-ray significant if a previous X-ray five days earlier did not show the loop?

Not likely: What you are describing is just an air-filled loop of bowel. This is a normal finding and because the bowel contents move constantly, it is normal that this would change from day to day. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy normal ct scan normal usg normal abdominal x ray normal all types of blood reports are no gastrits in endcpy now how to detect gi Koch's?

Colonoscopy normal ct scan normal usg normal abdominal x ray normal all types of blood reports are no gastrits in endcpy now how to detect gi Koch's?

Not sure: What you are referring to by "gi Koch's". From your extensive testing it at least sounds like most life threatening pathologies have been ruled out. What are your bothersome symptoms? ...Read more

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Occasionalstabbing and slight acheing pains lower r quadrant. CBC and abdominal X-ray normal there. No fever not sore to touch. Diverticulitis chance?

Occasionalstabbing and slight acheing pains lower r quadrant. CBC and abdominal X-ray normal there. No fever not sore to touch. Diverticulitis chance?

Not likely: If you had diverticulitis, you'd know it, because you'd be in extreme pain throughout from inflammation of the diverticuli (pouches in the intestinal lining) The crypts would be inflamed, and it wouldn't be localized to just one area on the right side. Plus, you may have a fever with it, or be otherwise in bed. You need to hydrate well regardless, as dehydration makes it worse. CBC normal is good. ...Read more

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Pregnant and need abdomen xray, so can they use radiation shields?

Pregnant and need abdomen xray, so can they use radiation shields?

Yes: Early stages of pregenancy in general doctors avoid x-rays, will order only indicated, radiation exposure is very minimum, if ordered will cover with lead shields, exposing only part that need to be x-rayed. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a 31 year old male. Symptoms of kidney infection include mild flank pain, nausea, discomfort in lower left abdomen. Xray tmw...am I ok? 4 days

Hi. I'm a 31 year old male. Symptoms of kidney infection include mild flank pain, nausea, discomfort in lower left abdomen. Xray tmw...am I ok? 4 days

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. ...Read more

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Had 2 chest/1 abdomen xray and 1 CT abdomen pelvis scan within 2 days to diagnose abdomen pain. Is this too much radiation and should I be worried?

Had 2 chest/1 abdomen xray and 1 CT abdomen pelvis scan within 2 days to diagnose abdomen pain. Is this too much radiation and should I be worried?

Yes and no: Yes, that is quite a bit of radiation in a short period of time. However, there shouldn't be any significant near-term cause for concern. The main concern is your cumulative radiation dose over time. For future tests, it would be reasonable to talk to your doctor about your concerns, and ask if alternative imaging tests may be acceptable. ...Read more

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Can cancer show up on a plain abdominal X-Ray?

Can cancer show up on a plain abdominal X-Ray?

Yes/no: A big tumor, big irregularity of a known organ can be seen......but it will miss a lot. CT is a better mode so also MRI. ...Read more

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What's the amount of radiation from abdominal X-ray in kids? How danger it is?

What's the amount of radiation from abdominal X-ray in kids? How danger it is?

It is not: Dangerous. The total effective radiation dose is about 0.7 mSv. The theoretical increase in lifetime risk for this dose is about. 01% or 1 in 10000. Keep in mind that this is a theoretical risk based on extrapolation models.....there is no hard evidence that radiation doses this low have caused any cancers. ...Read more

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I need to get an abdominal X-ray tomorrow for pains, if I am pregnant would a baby show on that x-ray?

I need to get an abdominal X-ray tomorrow for pains, if I am pregnant would a baby show on that x-ray?

Yes, but: It could potentially cause problems. If you think you are pregnant, you should inform the tech, and they can do a pregnancy test before your xray. ...Read more

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Would abdominal aorta aneurysm show up on a abdominal x-ray?

Would abdominal aorta aneurysm show up on a abdominal x-ray?

Not reliable test.: If an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has been present for a long time, calcium deposits in wall of the AAA may be visible on x-ray but this is unreliable. An ultrasound or ct scan are better, excellent, studies to diagnose an aaa. ...Read more

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The abdominal X-ray can see an aortic aneurysm if I had one, right?

The abdominal X-ray can see an aortic aneurysm if I had one, right?

Nope: Only if it is calcified. The best test is an ultrasound. That can follow the aorta and is commonly used to monitor the aneurysm. A ct scan can see it as well, but is much more expensive. ...Read more

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Why would a GI specialist order an abdominal X-ray at the same time as abdominal ultrasound? What can X-ray show that u/s wouldn't? Is it redundant?

Why would a GI specialist order an abdominal X-ray at the same time as abdominal ultrasound? What can X-ray show that u/s wouldn't? Is it redundant?

Complimentary: Ultrasound is very good for evaluation of liver, gallbladder and to a lesser extent pancreas. Plain xray can evaluate bowel gas pattern and look for obstruction. CT (type of xray) can also evaluated for presence of masses and look at bowel pattern in more detail. CT not real good for evaluating gallstones.

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I have a spinal tumor at L4 and a recent abdominal X-ray shows an enhanced area at this location of spine surrounded by dark (unlike rest of spine). Could this be my intradural, extramedullary tumor?

I have a spinal tumor at L4 and a recent abdominal X-ray shows an enhanced area at this location of spine surrounded by dark (unlike rest of spine). Could this be my intradural, extramedullary tumor?

Maybe: By your description, a purely intradural, extra medullary tumor of the spine, by definition would exclude a bone tumor. Exceptions would include a tumor that started in the place you describe and spread to involve the bone, a bone tumor that has spread into the space or a tumor that is calcified so it looks like bone in a 2d plain x-ray. A ct/mri or other imaging would likely provide the answer. ...Read more

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Would a routine, regular abdominal X-ray be able to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

If calcified.: If the wall of the aneurysm is calcified it may be possible to see it on a regular abdominal x-ray especially if a transtable view is obtained. ...Read more