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Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Jan 19;177(4):V06140339.

[Diagnostic imaging and acute abdominal pain].

[Article in Danish]

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Gastroenheden, Kirurgisk Sektion, Herlev Hospital, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev.


Acute abdominal pain is a common clinical condition. Clinical signs and symptoms can be difficult to interpret, and diagnostic imaging may help to identify intra-abdominal disease. Conventional X-ray, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen vary in usability between common surgical causes of acute abdominal pain. Overall, conventional X-ray cannot confidently diagnose or rule out disease. US and CT are equally trustworthy for most diseases. US with subsequent CT may enhance diagnostic precision. Magnetic resonance seems promising for future use in acute abdominal imaging.

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