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How do they do an abdominal x-ray?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Thank
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