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How do they do an abdominal x-ray?

How do they do an abdominal x-ray?

The source of the: X-ray is a machine where electrons are accelerated in a vacuum to hit a tungsten target, the radiation passes through to a plate, leaving a picture of contrast absorbed (white) vs passed through (black) regions. Water density is grey. ...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?

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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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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