X - Ray Abdomen Standing AP View
Understanding X - Ray Abdomen Standing AP View
What is X - Ray Abdomen Standing AP View?
X - Ray Abdomen Standing Anteroposterior (AP) View is also known as KUB X-ray because the radiograph involves kidneys, ureters and bladder. X-ray of the abdomen can be done either in a supine or upright position.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to diagnose the cause of any stomach (abdominal) pain, to look for any signs of intestinal obstruction and to look for suspected gallstones or kidney stones.
What is X - Ray Abdomen Standing AP View used for?
- To diagnose the cause of any stomach (abdominal) pain or tenderness
- To diagnose any suspected perforation of the stomach
- To look for the signs of intestinal obstruction (blockade)
- To diagnose the presence of any accidentally ingested foreign body
- To look for suspected gall stones or kidney stones
- To look for signs of calcification of aorta or abdominal aortic aneurysm (enlargement of lower part of aorta)