Abdominal x-rays (PFA AXR)

Please note the key Royal College of Radiologists indications for undertaking a plain x-ray of the abdomen (AXR or PFA):

The radiation exposure for a PFA/AXR is around 0.7 mSV, which is approximately 35 chest radiographs or 4 months’ background radiation

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 07/06/2011. Last review 15/06/21.