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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


abdominal x-ray  listen  (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.

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X-ray of the abdomen; drawing shows the patient on a table and x-rays are used to take pictures of the inside of the body.