Uses Of X-Ray in Medicine

Chest X-ray:

  • Used to identify lungdiseases.
  • Pneumonia, lung cancer,fluidcollection (Pulmonary Odema) in the lungs

Abdominal X-ray

  • Detection of obstruction ofthe intestine (Ileus)
  • Presence of air in theabdominalorgans throughabnormalcommunications
  • Fluid collection in theabdominalcavity (Ascites)
  • Identification of stones in the gallbladder
  • Detection of stones in theurinary system (Certainformsofstones wouldrequireultrasoundexamination)

Real time imaging

  • Angiography
  • Contrast studies of holloworgans (small or largeintestine)
  • Angioplasty
  • Surgical Interventionsinvolvingthe blood vessels,urinarysystem, skeletal system

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