Multi-detector computed tomography of acute abdomen

  title={Multi-detector computed tomography of acute abdomen},
  author={Sebastian Leschka and Hatem Alkadhi and Simon Wildermuth and Borut Marincek},
  journal={European Radiology},
Acute abdominal pain is one of the most common causes for referrals to the emergency department. The sudden onset of severe abdominal pain characterising the “acute abdomen” requires rapid and accurate identification of a potentially life-threatening abdominal pathology to provide a timely referral to the appropriate physician. While the physical examination and laboratory investigations are often non-specific, computed tomography (CT) has evolved as the first-line imaging modality in patients… CONTINUE READING


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