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Overview

X-ray abdomen standing AP view is a non-invasive diagnostic test conducted using X-ray beams for obtaining images of internal organs and bones.

What is X-ray abdomen standing AP view?

For X-ray abdomen standing AP view, imaging is performed with the patient standing erect and X-rays passing from front to back (anterior-posterior) of the body [1].

  • Used to determine the cause of abdominal pain.
  • X-ray abdomen standing AP view detects abnormalities of shape and size in abdominal organs, tumors, kidney or gall stones, or foreign object in the abdomen.
  • The diaphragm is included in X-ray abdomen standing AP view.
  • Helps in assessing free gas in the abdominal cavity.

For better accuracy, barium contrast X-ray abdomen standing AP view can be advised.

How is X-ray abdomen standing AP view performed?

For X-ray abdomen standing AP view, the patient is asked to stand erect without rotating shoulders or pelvis.

  • A lead shield covers other parts of the body to reduce radiation exposure.
  • X-ray machine is placed in front of the abdomen.
  • The patient is asked to raise their arms and hold breath during imaging
  • Cassette holding the film is placed towards the patient’s back.

X-ray abdomen standing AP view may take around 15 minutes for completion.

Risks of X-ray abdomen standing AP view

Although minimum, exposure to ionizing radiations is unavoidable in X-ray abdomen standing AP view.

  • Risk of cancer due to radiation exposure.
  • Should be avoided in pregnancy.

Preparation before performing X-ray abdomen standing AP view

Before X-ray abdomen standing AP view, the technician asks the patient about current medical conditions.

  • Patient must wear comfortable clothes.
  • Before undergoing an X-ray abdomen standing AP view, all accessories must be removed.
  • No restrictions on food consumption and regular medications before X-ray.
  • If advised, barium sulphate contrast may be given.

Post-care after X-ray abdomen standing AP view

The patient can go back to routine work after X-ray abdomen standing AP view. Specific post-care is not required after X-ray abdomen standing AP view.

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