Plain film evaluation of patients with abdominal pain: are three radiographs necessary?

@article{Mirvis1986PlainFE,
  title={Plain film evaluation of patients with abdominal pain: are three radiographs necessary?},
  author={Stuart E. Mirvis and Jeremy W. R. Young and B Keramati and E S McCrea and R J Tarr},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1986},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={501-3}
}
Current recommendations for the plain radiographic evaluation of abdominal pain suggest a minimum three-film series including an erect and supine abdominal view and an erect chest study. Three film radiographic abdominal "series" were obtained in 252 consecutive emergency-room patients who presented with abdominal pain. The views were analyzed independently for their relative diagnostic value. Radiologic pathologic findings were present in 20% of the abdominal films and in 13% of the chest… CONTINUE READING

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