Imaging techniques for abdominal emergencies

Leonard E. Swischuk

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Abstract

Ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have given the clinician new and valuable tools that can assist with timely and noninvasive diagnosis of a variety of abdominal emergencies in pediatrics. Plain films, though less sensitive or specific, still have a role in emergency imaging and remain the most widely available modality in many emergency departments. This article will provide the emergency physician with the strengths and weaknesses of various imaging techniques. Imaging choices are suggested that may provide the most useful clinical information when the physician must sort out signs and symptoms that could be related to a potential abdominal emergency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Swischuk, Leonard E. / Imaging techniques for abdominal emergencies. In: Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 45-54.
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