© 2011

CT of the Acute Abdomen

  • Patrice Taourel

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mustapha Sebbane, Richard Dumont, Riad Jreige, Jean-Jacques Eledjam
    Pages 3-13
  3. Françoise Guillon
    Pages 15-27
  4. Eric Delabrousse
    Pages 31-61
  5. Samuel Mérigeaud, Ingrid Millet, Fernanda Curros-Doyon, Patrice Taourel
    Pages 65-80
  6. Valérie Vilgrain, François Durand
    Pages 83-92
  7. Yves Menu, Julien Cazejust, Ana Ruiz, Louisa Azizi, Lionel Arrivé
    Pages 93-114
  8. Eric Delabrousse
    Pages 115-124
  9. Catherine Ridereau-Zins, Christophe Aubé
    Pages 125-142
  10. Samuel Mérigeaud, Ingrid Millet, Patrice Taourel
    Pages 143-181
  11. Stefania Romano, Luigia Romano
    Pages 183-197
  12. Jean-Michel Bruel, Patrice Taourel
    Pages 199-220
  13. Philippe Soyer, Mourad Boudiaf, Youcef Guerrache, Christine Hoeffel, Xavier Dray, Patrice Taourel
    Pages 221-237
  14. Denis Régent, Valerie Croisé-Laurent, Julien Mathias, Aurélia Fairise, Hélène Ropion-Michaux, Clément Proust
    Pages 239-271
  15. Patrice Taourel, Denis Hoa, Jean-Michel Bruel
    Pages 273-308
  16. Patrice Taourel, Joseph Pujol, Emma Pages-Bouic
    Pages 309-327
  17. Benoit Paul Gallix
    Pages 329-341
  18. Philippe Otal, Julien Auriol, Marie-Charlotte Delchier, Marie-Agnès Marachet, Hervé Rousseau
    Pages 343-357
  19. Patrice Taourel, Rodolphe Thuret
    Pages 359-375
  20. Patrice Taourel, Fernanda Curros Doyon, Ingrid Millet
    Pages 377-392

About this book


CT of the Acute Abdomen provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the use of CT in patients with acute abdomen. Recent significant developments in CT that are of relevance in imaging of the acute abdomen, including multislice CT and multiplanar reconstructions, receive particular attention. CT features are clearly illustrated, and pitfalls and differential diagnoses are discussed. The first section of the book presents epidemiological and clinical data in acute abdomen. The second and third sections document the key CT findings and their significance and discuss the technological background, including acquisition, reformatting, and surface and volume rendering. The fourth and fifth sections, which form the main body of the book, examine in detail the various clinical applications of CT in nontraumatic and traumatic acute abdomen. Full account is taken of new trends in the diagnosis and management of patients with acute abdomen, and the role of CT is examined in this context. This book will serve as an ideal guide to the performance and interpretation of CT in the setting of the acute abdomen; it will be of value to all general and gastrointestinal radiologists, as well as emergency room physicians and gastrointestinal surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrice Taourel
    • 1
  1. 1.Imagerie MédicaleHôpital LapeyronieMontpellier CX 5France

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“A comprehensive review of the performance and interpretation of CT scanning in patients with an acute abdomen … . It will be of great value to trainees trying to come to grips with the use of CT for different clinical scenarios in relation to these patients, as well as providing a useful source of reference for those already established in this field of imaging. … It will be a useful addition to the collection of bench books in CT, or the library of training schemes.” (Paul Allan, RAD Magazine, June, 2012)

“The text provides an introduction … to each condition, followed by a discussion of clinical presentation, laboratory, radiographic, ultrasound and CT findings and possible pitfalls (presented and discussed in extenso), differential diagnosis, enriched by tables summarizing the most important data and proper and well reproduced images. … a user-friendly companion to general radiologists and most of all to Emergency Department radiologists, clinicians, and abdominal surgeons who will find a source of knowledge deriving from the large experience of the book’s editor and his co-authors.” (G. Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 118, 2013)