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Abdominal X Ray
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
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
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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