The x rays photographs i.e. the radiographs and are used for the diagnosis of the problems in different regions of the body. Accordingly, they are also used for the diagnosis of the abdominal region. The X-ray for the abdominal disorders is abbreviated as the AXR or the KUB. By using the x-ray for abdominal disorders, the problems related with the kidneys, Ureters and the urinary bladder are possible to be detected. In addition to this, x-ray for abdominal disorders are also useful to find the problems related to stomach, intestines and the other parts of the abdomen.
For taking the X-ray for abdominal disorders, the patient generally lies down in the supine position. However, in some cases the X-ray for abdominal disorders can also be taken when the patient is in the prone, decubitus, or erect positions as well. The abdominal x-rays cover the region from the diaphragm to the Symphsis pubis. As such, an image obtained from the X-ray for abdominal disorders would cover the regions as the liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, and the reproductive organs.
The x-ray for abdominal disorders are very useful tool in many cases. As the abdominal problems are very vital and complex, some emergencies occur, and immediate treatment is needed. For this, it is important to diagnose the problem and for this, the x-rays prove to very useful. For example in case of the bowel obstruction, it is very important to find out the cause of the problem and that too without any delay. Here the x-ray for the abdominal disorders is very useful. Therefore, though there are other methods for the detection of the problem, the X-ray for abdominal disorders is used for a faster diagnosis.
Alternatively, in some other cases, these are the only methods available for the diagnosis of the problem. The most important advantage of the use of the x-rays in the detection of the abdominal problems is that, the complete procedure is painless and fast. In addition to this, the x-rays also have the advantage of good accuracy over the other methods.
The x-ray for abdominal disorders is helpful for the diagnosis of the obstruction in the bowel, appendicitis, perforations that may have occurred in the bowel, pancreatitis, kidney stones or the gall bladders, and facial impactions. They are used for the detection of calcification particularly, in the aorta. In addition to these diseases, they can also be used for the detection of any cancers in the abdominal region. They can also detect any foreign body in the abdomen. They can also detect any abnormality related to the structure or the form of the abdominal parts.