An X-ray is a picture of the inside of your child's body. Depending on the part of his or her body to be X-rayed, it may show bones, organs, foreign objects, or pockets of air or fluid. Any part of the body can be X-rayed, including the head, chest, belly, arms, and legs.
Doctors use X-rays to help find out what is wrong, what is causing pain, or where a foreign object may be located in your child's body. Your doctor may also order an X-ray after placing a tube in your child's body as part of his or her treatment. The X-ray can help show if the tube is in the right position.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines your child takes. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Current as of: October 14, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Howard B. Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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