Abdominal X-Rays Made Easy - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443102578

Abdominal X-Rays Made Easy

2nd Edition

Authors: James Begg
Paperback ISBN: 9780443102561
Paperback ISBN: 9780443102578
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 21st April 2006
Page Count: 228

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Table of Contents

How to look at an abdominal X-Ray
Solid organs
Hollow organs
Abnormal gas
Abnormal intra-abdominal calcification
The female abdomen
Abdominal trauma
Iatrogenic objects
Foreign bodies/artefacts/misleading images
The acute abdomen


This lively and entertaining manual on how to interpret abdominal radiographs will be invaluable to all medical students and junior doctors and has been written by a practising radiologist with many years' experience of teaching the subject. It outlines the few simple rules you need to follow, then explains how to sort out the initial and apparently overwhelming jumble of information which constitutes the abdominal X-ray. Knowledge of its contents will provide a secure base for tackling exams and the subsequent challenges of clinical practice.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive guide to all the common and serious conditions which are likely to be detected on a plain abdominal x-ray.
  • Explains both how to look and what to look for on an abdominal film.
  • Addresses exam technique to assist students preparing for clinical and OSCE exams.


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About the Authors

James Begg Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Radiologist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK