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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
American College of Radiology http://www.radiologyinfo.org
Radiation-Emitting Products Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/default.htm
Canadian Association of Radiologists http://www.car.ca
Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca
Grainger RG, et al. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2008.
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 April 25, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014 -
- Update Date: 02/27/2014 -