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Emerg Med J. 2009 Mar;26(3):160-3. doi: 10.1136/emj.2008.059113.

The use of plain abdominal x rays in the emergency department.

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Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK. jasonesmith@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Abdominal x rays expose patients to significant doses of radiation and have limited use in emergency medicine. This review explores the evidence supporting the use of abdominal x rays in the emergency department, with particular reference to recent guidelines published by the Royal College of Radiologists. The authors' recommendations for the use of abdominal x rays in the emergency department are given.

PMID:
19234001
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2008.059113
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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