Bowel obstruction

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Gas is normally present in the stomach and colon and to a lesser extent within the small bowel. When bowel becomes obstructed, the normal patterns of air within the abdomen become altered. Conventional radiography is a useful and efficient means of evaluating for bowel obstruction. Abdominal radiography also serves as means to triage patients for additional (i.e., fluoroscopic or cross-sectional) imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadiology Fundamentals: Introduction to Imaging & Technology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030221737
ISBN (Print)9783030221720
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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