X-ray - PA ABDOMEN ERECT (ADULTS)

X-ray - PA ABDOMEN ERECT (ADULTS)

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The PA erect abdominal radiograph is often obtained in patients with acute pain in the abdomen. This X- Ray is taken with the patient in standing position.


Why is X-ray - PA ABDOMEN ERECT (ADULTS) done ?

An abdominal X-ray may help to find the cause of abdominal pain or vomiting. It can sometimes detect kidney stones, an obstruction (blockage), a perforation (hole) in the intestines, or an abdominal mass such as a tumor. The image also can reveal small metal objects (such as coins) that might have been swallowed. Not all swallowed foreign bodies are seen on X-rays. Abdominal X-rays also can help confirm that medical tubes have been placed in the right locations in organs such as the stomach or intestines.

X-ray - PA ABDOMEN ERECT (ADULTS) Instructions

CCO:
No prior preperation is required.Ask if the patient is pregnant.

SLAs:
For XRay test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For XRay test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
No specific instructions

SLAs:
For XRay test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For XRay test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is X-ray - PA ABDOMEN ERECT (ADULTS) ?

The anteroposterior (AP) X-ray of the abdomen 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.In this, the structures seen are the shape and size of spleen, kidney and liver. Intraabdominal calcifications, ascites, neoplasms, bowel obstruction and tumour masses are visible if present in an X-ray abdomen (AP view).