abdominal x-ray

Pronunciation: (ab-DAH-mih-nul EX-ray)

An x-ray of the organs inside the abdomen. An x-ray is a type of radiation that can pass through the body and onto film, making pictures of areas inside the body. X-rays may be used to help diagnose disease.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: X-ray of the abdomen. The patient lies on a table and x-rays are used to take pictures of the inside of the body.

2006-04-21 Date last modified: 2014-02-04