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Author Clarke, Christopher, 1986- author

Title Abdominal X-rays for medical students / Christopher G.D. Clarke, Anthony E.W. Dux
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2015
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Contents Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Learning objectives checklist; Part 1; About X-rays; What are X-rays?; How are X-rays produced?; How do X-rays make an image?; How are X-ray images (radiographs) stored?; Radiation hazards; The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations; In women of reproductive age; Indications for an abdominal X-ray; Abdominal X-ray views; AP Supine abdominal X-ray; Other views; Radiograph quality; Inclusion; Exposure; Normal anatomy on an abdominal X-ray; Right and left (Figure 7); Quadrants and regions (Figure 8)
Abdominal viscera 1 (Figure 9)Abdominal viscera 2 (Figure 10); Skeletal structures (Figure 11); Pelvis (Figure 12); Lung bases (may be visualised at the top of the abdomen) (Figure 13); Bowel 1 (Figure 14); Bowel 2 (Figure 15); Presenting an abdominal radiograph; Be systematic!; Part 2; Overview of the ABCDE of abdominal radiographs; A -- Air in the wrong place; B -- Bowel; C -- Calcification; C -- Calcification; D -- Disability (bones and solid organs); D -- Disability (bones and solid organs); E -- Everything else; E -- Everything else; A -- Air in the wrong place
Calcified structures of little clinical significanceCalcified costal cartilage; Phleboliths ('vein stones'); Calcified mesenteric lymph nodes; Calcified uterine fibroids; Prostate calcification; Abdominal aortic calcification (normal calibre); Splenic artery calcification; Pelvic fractures -- 3 Polo rings test; Sclerotic and lucent bone lesions; Spine pathology; Solid organ enlargement; Medical and surgical objects (iatrogenic); Surgical clips/staples/sutures; Urinary catheter; Supra-pubic catheter; Nasogastric (NG) and nasojejunal (NJ) tubes; Flatus tube; Surgical drain; Nephrostomy catheter
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheterGastric band device; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)/radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG); Stoma bag; Stents; Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter; Intra-uterine device (IUD); Pessary; Foreign bodies; Retained surgical swab; Swallowed objects; Objects inserted per-rectum (PR); Clothing artefact; Piercings; Body packer; Lung bases; Self-assessment questions; Self-assessment answers; Glossary; Index; EULA
Pneumoperitoneum (gas in the peritoneal cavity)Pneumoretroperitoneum (gas in the retroperitoneal space); Pneumobilia (gas in the biliary tree); Portal venous gas (gas in the portal vein); B -- Bowel; Dilated small bowel; Dilated large bowel; Volvulus; Dilated stomach; Hernia; Bowel wall inflammation; Faecal loading; Faecal impaction; Gallstones in the gallbladder (cholelithiasis); Renal stones (urolithiasis); Bladder stones; Nephrocalcinosis; Pancreatic calcification; Adrenal calcification; Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) calcification; Fetus
Summary Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students is a comprehensive resource offering guidance on reading, presenting and interpreting abdominal radiographs. Suitable for medical students, junior doctors, nurses and trainee radiographers, this brand new title is clearly illustrated using a unique colour overlay system to present the main pathologies and to highlight the abnormalities in abdomen x-rays. Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students: Covers the key knowledge and skills necessary for practical use Provides an effective and memorable way to analyse and present abdominal radiographs - the unique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Abdomen -- Radiography -- Atlases.
Abdomen -- pathology.
Digestive System Diseases -- radiography.
Radiography, Abdominal -- methods.
Genre/Form Atlas.
Form Electronic book
Author Dux, Anthony, author
LC no. 2014048912
ISBN 1118600525 (electronic bk.)
1118600541 (electronic bk.)
9781118600528 (electronic bk.)
9781118600542 (electronic bk.)