CH 5 plain abdomen radiograph

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CH 5 plain abdomen radiograph
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  1. AP to include domes of the diaphragm and below the symphysis pubis
    Routine abdomen
  2. determines presence of air fluid levels within the bowel
    Erect
  3. best view to demonstrate free intraperitoneal air

    left Lat decub can also be used
    Upright chest
  4. Organomegaly
    the liver, spleen, kidney, and bladder

    evaluated for size, position, shape
  5. may result displacement of normal anatomic structures – the mass effect
    Abnormal Masses
  6. the entire bony skeleton should be evaluated for destructive lesions, fractures, osteoporosis, and degenerative changes.
    Osseous Structures
  7. small rounded calcifications located in the vessels of the pelvic floor near the urinary bladder
    phleboliths
  8. upper right quadrant
    gallstone
  9. mid-abdomen (epigastric)
    pancreas – chronic pancreatitis
  10. mid – abdomen, bilateral spine
    renal calculi
  11. right lower quadrant
    appendicolith
  12. air trapped in the peritoneum, not in the colon
    Pneumoperitoneum
  13. double wall sign
    football sign
    erect chest
    alternative view: left lateral decub abdomen
    Pneumoperitoneum
  14. To evaluate abdomen
    • Stones
    • Masses
    • Gasses
    • Bones

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