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X - Ray Abdomen AP View

This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
  2. You may have to remove your jewelry and any metal objects which might interfere with the image.
  3. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.

Understanding X - Ray Abdomen AP View


What is X - Ray Abdomen AP View?

X-Ray Abdomen AP View is a radiological test used to visualize the insides of the abdominal cavity. X-ray tests use a small number of ionizing radiations to produce images of the bones and soft tissues. The bones appear white, while the soft tissues usually appear dark on X-ray scans.

This test analyzes various organs like the stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc. Different abnormalities like kidney stones, gallstones, perforations (holes) of the intestine or stomach, etc., can be diagnosed using X-ray scans.

Women are advised to tell their doctor if they may be pregnant since X-rays are generally not recommended for pregnant women. Sometimes, the patient would be asked to wear a hospital gown and empty their bladder before the abdomen X-ray test.

What is X - Ray Abdomen AP View used for?

  1. To diagnose the cause of any stomach (abdominal) pain or tenderness
  2. To diagnose any suspected perforation of the stomach
  3. To look for the signs of intestinal obstruction (blockade)
  4. To diagnose the presence of any accidentally ingested foreign body
  5. To look for suspected gall stones or kidney stones
  6. To look for signs of calcification of aorta or abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlargement of lower part of aorta)

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about X - Ray Abdomen AP View


Frequently Asked Questions about X - Ray Abdomen AP View

Q. What are the drawbacks of a bone X-ray?

X-ray images give a very clear view of the bones. However, it does not provide a good visual image of the soft tissues like tendons, muscles or fat tissue under the skin. Even the bone microfractures or complicated spine injuries are not clearly visible on the X Ray images. Apart from this, it also exposes the patient to some amount of radiations but the benefit of the information gained from an X-ray image outweighs the risk of radiations.

Q. Who interprets the X-ray results?

The interpretation of an X-Ray image is carried out by a radiologist who analyses or reads the X-ray image and prepares a report of the findings which is shared with the patient.

X - Ray Abdomen AP View test price for other cities


Price inAgraRs. 300
Price inAllahabadRs. 280
Price inBangaloreRs. 230
Price inBhubaneshwarRs. 520
Price inChennaiRs. 230
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