What is an abdominal x-ray?

Advertisement
Advertisement

An abdominal x-ray is an x-ray of the organs inside the abdomen. An x-ray is a type of radiation that can pass through the body and onto film, making pictures of areas inside the body. X-rays may be used to help diagnose disease.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Continue Learning about X-Ray Imaging

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.