30 Imaging in Non-appendiceal Acute Abdominal Pain

  • C. Craig Blackmore
  • Gregory David Avey

Key Points

CT has high sensitivity for detection of small bowel obstruction and is often able to identify the cause of obstruction (moderate evidence). CT has high negative predictive value for ischemic bowel in subjects with small bowel obstruction (moderate evidence). CT has high accuracy for detection of colonic diverticulitis (moderate evidence), but the effect on patient management and outcome has not been established (limited evidence).


Small Bowel Obstruction Diverticular Disease Conventional Radiography Acute Abdominal Pain Pool Sensitivity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCenter for Healthcare Solutions, Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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