An abdomen KUB X-ray is an imaging test carried out by a high tech X-ray machine to look over your abdominal organs taking in stomach, spleen, intestines and other organs present in abdomen plus the kidney, ureters and bladder. Your radiographer will then study the images and will let you know of any abnormalities found.
Does this X-ray needs fasting?
Generally, no fasting is needed.
How is the X-ray done?
Your radiologist will ask to change into a gown and to stand erect or lie down depending upon the position requested by your doctor. You’ll be asked to hold your breath and not to move while the X-ray is being done. It won’t take more than 5 seconds in usual cases.
It could be a part of your routine check-up.
To detect any abnormalities in abdominal or urinary organs.
To get hold of the cause of vomiting, abdominal pain or other symptoms.