Key CT Findings

  • Eric Delabrousse
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The CT semiology of acute abdomen is extremely rich and is based on the analysis of the organs of the abdominal cavity. Defined criteria, such as the morphological aspect of organs, spontaneous attenuation of the tissues, enhancement of parenchyma after intravenous contrast material injection, and location of the organs within the abdominal cavity, are the basis of this analysis. It is also very important to look for some key CT findings which correspond to acute modifications of the normal feature and are often specific. Thus, a meticulous analysis of the CT scans and good knowledge of these key CT findings may allow accurate CT diagnosis in acute abdomen.


Small Bowel Obstruction Crohn Disease Gallstone Ileus Cecal Volvulus Small Bowel Volvulus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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