On-Call X-Rays Made Easy

On-Call X-Rays Made Easy

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This book provides a portable aid to the interpretation of a range of plain radiographs, many of which will be have to be interpreted by the admitting or on-call ward doctor. Plain X-rays are often the first investigation carried out on patients presenting acutely, in all specialties. Their interpretation is of paramount importance, as an accurate diagnosis will guide further management and investigation in these patients. The book will also help to guide initial further management, as well as guide the need for further imaging. The booka€™s layout enables easy and quick reference, with a radiograph of each condition together with a succinct description of the clinical signs, radiological signs and suggested further management of each life threatening condition.28.1 A normal AXR. This chapter aims to provide the reader with a checklist of structures to look at when interpreting an AXR. Technical factors The abdomen is almost exclusively soft tissue with air in the GI tract. Radiographic exposure factorsanbsp;...

Title:On-Call X-Rays Made Easy
Author:Iain Au-Yong, Amy Au-Yong, Nigel Broderick
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2010-09-08


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