What To Think About
- Your X-ray results may be different from earlier test results because you were tested at a different medical center or you had a different kind of test.
- Certain results seen on an abdominal X-ray may mean more tests are needed to find the cause of the problem. These tests may include Reference endoscopy Opens New Window, Reference ultrasound Opens New Window, a Reference computed tomography (CT) scan Opens New Window, a Reference barium enema Opens New Window, or Reference intravenous pyelography (IVP) Opens New Window. For more information, see the topics Reference Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Reference Abdominal Ultrasound, Reference Kidney Scan, Reference CT Scan of the Body, Reference Barium Enema, and Reference Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP).
- An abdominal X-ray cannot find certain problems, such as a bleeding Reference stomach ulcer Opens New Window.
- A chest X-ray may be done at the same time as an abdominal X-ray. For more information, see the topic Reference Chest X-Ray.
- Portable X-ray equipment may be used in an emergency or if a person is physically not able to go to a hospital or clinic X-ray department. But pictures from stationary X-ray equipment are usually better than pictures from portable X-ray equipment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 21, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology