© 2012

Emergency Radiology of the Abdomen

Imaging Features and Differential Diagnosis for a Timely Management Approach

  • Mariano Scaglione
  • Ulrich Linsenmaier
  • Gerd Schueller

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-xvii
  2. Vittorio Miele, Antonio Pinto, Antonio Rotondo
    Pages 17-29
  3. Gerd Schueller
    Pages 31-54
  4. Jorge A. Soto
    Pages 55-68
  5. Digna R. Kool, Ferco H. Berger, Patrick M. Vos
    Pages 69-88
  6. Lucas L. Geyer, Ulrich Linsenmaier
    Pages 89-109
  7. Michael K. Scherr, Ulrich Linsenmaier
    Pages 111-132
  8. Mariano Scaglione, Veronica Di Mizio, Antonio Pinto, Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Luigia Romano, Roberto Grassi
    Pages 133-163
  9. Lorenzo Mannelli, Claudia T. Sadro, Bruce E. Lehnert, Manjiri K. Dighe, Joel A. Gross
    Pages 165-188
  10. Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Monica Mangini, Anna M. Ierardi, Chiara Recaldini, Elisa Cotta, Filippo Piacentino et al.
    Pages 189-205
  11. Garry Choy, Ajay K. Singh, Robert A. Novelline
    Pages 207-218
  12. Fred E. Avni, Nasroolla Damry, Marie Cassart
    Pages 219-234
  13. Stefan Wirth, Marcus Treitl
    Pages 235-269
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

About this book


This book comprehensively highlights modern emergency radiology diagnosis of the acute abdomen.

In traumatic as well as non-traumatic emergencies, the clinical term “acute abdomen” refers to a variety of serious conditions in an often progressive clinical situation that call for an immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Today, thorough and  rapid diagnostic radiological imaging is broadly available and  the radiologist has gained a central role in  patient handling in many emergency medicine departments.

In addition to proficient radiological knowledge, communication and close co-operation among the various specialists involved are essential for successful patient management.

Emergency radiologists must not only acquire a full understanding of the imaging modalities and technical  requirements, but they should also have appropriate clinical knowledge of the various disorders in order to become valuable contributors to the therapy decision-making process.

Emergency Radiology of the Abdomen provides a comprehensive review of the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of acute abdominal conditions, both after traumatic events and in the non-traumatic setting. It focuses on imaging features and high-end emergency radiology that are indispensable for a timely management approach. Numerous high-quality images, diagrams, and easy-to-read tables are provided.


Acute Abdomen Acute Abdomen, management Acute Abdomen, surgery Computed Tomography, imaging diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariano Scaglione
    • 1
  • Ulrich Linsenmaier
    • 2
  • Gerd Schueller
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept of RadiologyPineta Grande Medical CenterCastel Volturno, CasertaItaly
  2. 2.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Medical University of Vienna, AustriaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emergency Radiology of the Abdomen
  • Book Subtitle Imaging Features and Differential Diagnosis for a Timely Management Approach
  • Editors Mariano Scaglione
    Ulrich Linsenmaier
    Gerd Schueller
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-2512-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-3912-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2513-4
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 300 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Emergency Medicine
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