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Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Apr;42(4):987-1019. doi: 10.1007/s00261-016-0859-8.

Abdominal radiograph pearls and pitfalls for the emergency department radiologist: a pictorial review.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 1500 San Pablo Street, 2nd Floor Imaging, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA. jerryloo@usc.edu.
2
Department of Radiology, LAC-USC Medical Center, 1200 N. State Street, D&T 3D321, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA. jerryloo@usc.edu.
3
Department of Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 757 Westwood Plaza, Ste 1638, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA. jerryloo@usc.edu.
4
Department of Radiology, USC Keck School of Medicine, 1500 San Pablo Street, 2nd Floor Imaging, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA.

Abstract

Abdominal plain films are often the first imaging examination performed on a patient with abdominal pain in the emergency department. Radiograph findings can help guide clinical management and the need for advanced imaging. A pictorial review of a range of abdominal radiograph findings is presented, including bowel gas patterns, abdominal organ evaluation, pathologic gas, calcifications, implanted devices, and foreign bodies.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal plain film; Acute abdomen; Calcifications; Emergency radiology; Foreign bodies; Gas patterns

PMID:
27503382
DOI:
10.1007/s00261-016-0859-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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