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    Abdominal X-Ray

    What Affects the Test

    Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:

    • Being pregnant. If a view of a pregnant woman's belly is needed, an ultrasound test may be done instead.
    • Not being able to lie still and hold your breath during the test.

    What To Think About

    Other Works Consulted

    • Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

    • Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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