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Are you suffering from abdominal pain? Here is everything you need to know about the diagnostic technique x-ray abdomen ap view.

What is x-ray abdomen ap view?

X-ray abdomen ap view test makes use of low-level ionising radiation to produce images of the inside of the abdominal cavity. X-ray abdomen ap view is also known as KUB x-ray because it is used to evaluate the functioning of the kidney, ureter, and bladder. X-ray abdomen ap view is used to diagnose the underlying reason of pain in the abdomen region, kidney and urinary bladder stones, intestinal blockage, etc…  [1]

How is x-ray abdomen ap view performed?

The entire process of x-ray abdomen ap view takes about 15 minutes approximately.

  • Made to lie down on a table and the scanner will be positioned over your abdominal region.
  • X-ray beams will pass through your body to produce the images.
  • Required to hold breath during the scanning to prevent blurry images.
  • Multiple images will be taken by changing your position.

The images taken during x-ray abdomen ap view test are then sent to your doctor for interpretation. [2]

Risks of x-ray abdomen ap view

X-ray abdomen ap view test is accompanied with a few risks as radiation is passed through your body.

  • Slight risk of cancer if experienced with prolonged radiation.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women as it is not safe for the foetus. [2]

Preparation before performing x-ray abdomen ap view

It is important to talk to your doctor about your medical history before undergoing x-ray abdomen ap view test.

  • Remove jewellery and other metal accessories before x-ray abdomen ap view test.
  • Wear the hospital gown provided to you.
  • Inform the radiologist if you have an intrauterine device inserted in your body. [2]

Post-care after x-ray abdomen ap view

There is no special care involved after x-ray abdomen ap view test and you can resume your normal activities.

  • Drink plenty of water if contrast material is injected into your body during x-ray abdomen ap view test.
  • Contact your doctor if you feel excessive pain or discomfort. [3]

At mfine, we employ radical treatment program to help you through your medical needs and to perform various diagnosis including x-ray abdomen ap view test.

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