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Reasons for Test
- Find an infection
- Locate tumors
- Look for fluid in the lungs
- Look for problems in the abdomen
- Diagnose heart and large blood vessel problems
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. Updated April 25, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -