What do X-rays of the stomach show?

They show pictures of your internal tissues, bones, and organs. Bone and metal show up as white on X-rays. X-rays of the belly may be done to check the area for causes of abdominal pain. It can also be done to find an object that has been swallowed or to look for a blockage or a hole in the intestine.

What is upper and lower GI?

An “upper GI test” examines your esophagus, stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). A “lower GI test” examines the lower part of your small intestine (ileum) and your large intestine, including your colon and rectum.

What is the structure of stomach?

The stomach has three layers of muscle: an outer longitudinal layer, a middle circular layer, and an inner oblique layer. The inner lining consists of four layers: the serosa, the muscularis, the submucosa, and the mucosa.

What side is your stomach on?

left side
Where is the stomach located? Your stomach sits in your upper abdomen on the left side of your body. The top of your stomach connects to a valve called the esophageal sphincter (a muscle at the end of your esophagus).

What are some diseases of the stomach?

Diseases of the Stomach & Duodenum

  • Gastritis. Gastritis is when the stomach lining becomes inflamed or swollen.
  • Gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of both the stomach and small bowel.
  • Gastroparesis.
  • Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia.
  • Peptic Ulcers.
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer.

What are the 4 parts of the stomach?

What are the parts of the stomach’s anatomy?

  • The cardia is the top part of your stomach.
  • The fundus is a rounded section next to the cardia.
  • The body (corpus) is the largest section of your stomach.
  • The antrum lies below the body.
  • The pylorus is the bottom part of your stomach.

What are 3 parts of the stomach?

Areas of the stomach

  • The cardia is the first part of the stomach, which is connected to the esophagus.
  • The fundus is the top, rounded area that lies to the left of the cardia.
  • The body is the largest and main part of the stomach.
  • The antrum is the lower part of the stomach.

How do you know if something is wrong with your stomach?

Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain are the most common signs of a stomach virus. Although it’s called the stomach flu, this virus has nothing to do with the flu. These symptoms are caused by other viruses, most commonly norovirus. 7 Fever, headache, and body aches are other possible symptoms.

What are serious stomach problems?

Intestinal problems, such as polyps and cancer, infections, celiac disease, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, and intestinal ischemia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, and hiatal hernia.

What are abdominal X-rays?

Abdominal X-rays (AXR) are a frequently performed radiological investigation that you’ll be expected to be capable of interpreting. Therefore it’s essential that you develop the ability to interpret abdominal x-rays and recognise pathology.

How do you assess the exposure of an abdominal X ray?

Exposure of image Assess the X-ray to ensure the whole abdomen is visible from the level of the diaphragm to the pelvis. Ensure the exposure is adequate to allow radiological assessment of both the small and large bowel. Abdominal X-rays do not provide a good view of posterior abdominal structures due to overlying bowel and gas.

What kind of bones are visible on an abdominal X-ray?

Lots of bones are visible on an abdominal X-ray and it’s important that you can identify each and screen for pathology. In addition, bones on an abdominal X-ray provide useful landmarks which allow you to approximate the location of soft tissue structures (e.g. the ischial spines are the usual level of the vesicoureteric junction).

What can affect the accuracy of an abdominal X-ray?

Recent barium X-rays of the abdomen or belly may affect the accuracy of an abdominal X-ray. How do I get ready for an abdominal X-ray?