Flashcards in Abdominal Radiology Deck (10)
What are some indications for an abdominal radiograph that can be seen on a plain film?
*acute & chronic, diffuse or localized abdominal pain
*obstructive voiding symptoms
*search for foreign bodies
*looking for pneumoperitoneum or congenital abnormalities
What are some indications for an abdominal radiograph that can NOT be seen on a plain film?
*nausea & vomiting
*persistent vomiting in a newborn
*change in bowel habits
*postoperative pain, distention, fever
*evaluation of the position of medical devices
*abdominal bloating, distention, increased girth
In an abdominal plain film...what is the order that you should look @ the bony structures in?
Lower Rib Cage
T/F It is normal for the spleen to sometimes not be seen at all.
How large are the kidneys--in terms of vertebrae?
If the bladder is full--how will it appear on the film?
like soft tissue, with a density similar to that...
T/F It is abnormal to not see the uterus on a film of a female patient.
False. It is pretty normal to sometimes not see it when it is there...
T/F You must be able to see the prostate in a healthy patient.
No...you can usu only see it if it is calcified.
Where is it ok/normal to see calcifications in an abdominal film?