Colon Xrays are presented here in two views.
Colon X-rays are a common imaging test that uses small amounts of high-energy electromagnetic radiation to produce images for doctors to view the inside of the body. The level of exposure is considered safe for adults. It is not considered safe for a developing fetus so it is very important that a pregnant patient informs a physician of their pregnancy before having an X-ray taken.
Colon X-rays pass through skin and soft tissue mostly, but do not pass through bone or metal easily. As different tissues in the body absorb different amounts of radiation, the images will show different shades of black and white.
One of the most common uses of a colon X-ray is to identify, diagnose, and treat many types of medical conditions. It is a key element and often times the first to be done in the diagnosis process.
A colon X-ray may be performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain, to assess the organs of the urinary tract or GI system.
X-rays are used for a multitude of reasons. A physician may order a colon X-ray to check for certain cancers in this area of the body by detecting abnormal tumors, growths or lumps.
A colon X-ray is used to view the area of the body where a patient is experiencing pain, swelling, or other abnormalities that require an internal view of the organs. The X-ray can help a physician find a cause for the problems occurring.
Colon X-rays can be used to diagnose a disease, monitor the progression of the disease, determine a treatment plan, and see the effect of a treatment plan.
Physicians use X-rays to locate foreign objects within the colon or body.
Colon X-rays can detect bladder stones.
X-rays of the colon can help diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations, or obstructions.
A colon X-ray is used to analyze the shape, size and position of the colon.
ABOVE: X-ray of an enlarged colon.
ABOVE: X-ray of candle lodged in colon.
ABOVE: Second view of candle lodged in colon.
ABOVE: X-ray of worms in Sigmoid colon.
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