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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Radiology Fundamentals: Introduction to Imaging & Technology|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
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