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    Abdominal X-ray

    The basic principles of the abdominal X-ray examination.

    Abdominal X-ray
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    Although the abdominal X-ray is performed less frequently these days, it still has clinical value in certain situations. Some knowledge about this research is therefore essential.
    Some of the key topics are volvulus, free air and nephrocalcinosis.

    Prior to this module, it is wise to read the X-ray/CT Technique module.
    This module consists of the components indication/technique, normal anatomy, checklist and pathology.


    • Ileus
    • Sigmoïd volvulus
    • Cecal volvulus
    • Free air
    • Nephrolithiasis
    • Urolithiasis
    • Nephrocalcinosis
    • Foreign body
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    Literature: sources and author

    Text & Illustrations

    drs. A van der Plas (MSK radiologist Maastricht UMC+)


    • P.C. Nevitt String of pearls sign. Radiology 2000.
    • Khurana et al: Bowel Obstruction Revealed by Multidetector CT. AJR 2002.
    • A.C. Silva et al: Small Bowel Obstruction: What to Look For. RadioGraphics 2009.
    • Dahnert. Radiology Review Manual 7th Edition.
    • N.C. Dalrymple et al; Problem Solving in abdominal imaging. 2009
    • D. Feldman. The Coffee Bean Sign. Radiology 2000
    • J.Q. Ly; The Rigler Sign. Radiology 2003
    • Emilio Quaia: Diagnostic Imaging; Radiological Imaging of the kidney. 2011.
    • Fred A. Mettler, Jr; Essentials of Radiology 3rd edition (2005)


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