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Reasons for Test
- Find an infection, especially pneumonia
- Look for evidence of arthritis
- Diagnose heart and large blood vessel problems
- Look for fluid in the lungs
- Look for problems in the abdomen
- Looking at the stomach and intestines, gall bladder, or liver
- Small blood vessel disease
- Urinary tract or reproductive syatem abnormalities
- Locating tumors
What to Expect
Prior to Test
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Radiology Info—Radiological Society of North Americaf, Inc. http://www.radiologyinfo.org
Canadian Association of Radiologists http://www.car.ca
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca
Patient safety: radiation dose. Radiological Society of North America website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty%5Fxray&bhcp=1. Accessed. Updated August 10, 2014. Accessed February 16, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2015 -
- Update Date: 02/27/2014 -
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