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Flashcards in Abdominal and Urinary System Imaging Deck (3)
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1

What is the systemic approach to reading abdominal images?

Demographics (Patient ID, DOB, Name)
Modality & view/orientation
Rotation, inspiration, penetration (RIP)
Bowel loops and gas - small and large
Extra-intestinal gas
Areas of calcification
Skeletal abnormalities
Other soft tissue outline

2

What is the Rigler's sign? (hint: double wall sign)

Gas present on both sides of the GI tract - pneumoperitoneum

3

How is bowel volvulus seen on radiographs?

Coffee bean shape - round/oval ish