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Reading Abdominal X-ray another common x-ray  to read in hospital.

Reading Abdominal X-ray another common x-ray to read in hospital.

Medical Study Notes
Reading Abdominal X-ray another common x-ray to read in hospital. Remember mnemonics to read an abdominal X-ray. First simply can remember Gases, Masses, Bones, Stones. A systematic approach to AXR interpretation is essential to avoid missing significant pathological changes and pathological changes. steps to read abdominal x-ray systematically • See ownership, adequacy and technical quality of the film. Name and date of birth of the patient and date radiograph was taken Projection, • Posture (e.g. supine or erect). • Then see for the adequacy of exposure • Look for ‘gases, masses, bones and stones’. • Gases • Look for normal or abnormal intraluminal and extraluminal gas distribution. (Note: high inter-observer variability in interpretation of gas patterns) • Small bowel  Intraluminal gas...