A b d o m e n   X - R a y

  • Description - An x-ray of the abdomen demonstrates the internal structures of the abdomen. It allows the radiologist to identify abnormal bowel patterns and kidney stones. A single abdominal x-ray may be taken prior to GI (gastrointestinal) imaging to evaluate bowel preparation. The results of the test will be sent to the referring healthcare provider.

 

  • Procedure - The patient will be instructed to remove any type of metal or zippers from the abdominal area. They will then be given a gown to wear during the procedure. Then the technologist will instruct the patient to lie down on the x-ray table and the x-ray tube will be positioned over the abdomen for imaging. An upright abdominal x-ray may also be taken if indicated by the radiologist. The exam takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

 

  • Preparation - None necessary

* This test information is intended for educational purposes only. This should not replace medical advice from your healthcare provider. Please call your healthcare provider if you have any medical questions concerning your health. For any questions regarding procedures, please contact Advanced Diagnostic P.C. office at 989-799-5699