Swallowed Object Topic Guide
Swallowed Object: A child or adult who accidentally swallows an object can be taken care of at home; however, in certain cases they will need to go to a doctor or emergency department. Keep small objects such as button batteries, buttons, and other objects away from children to prevent them from accidentally swallowing them.
X-Rays X-Rays are a form of radiation used to image solid forms inside the body. X-rays are administered by radiologists for many different routine tests, such as mammograms, checking for broken bones, upper GI series, and dental exams, among others. Radiologists carefully monitor the X-ray equipment to make sure the patient receives the smallest dose of radiation possible.