Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Abdominal XRay

TAMING THE SRU - April 16, 2018 - By Skrobut T
"The KUB is easy to obtain and commonly used in the Emergency Department despite the advent and ease of higher specificity radiological studies. As these studies are still readily used and in some settings may be the only imaging available, our goals for this post will be to discuss indications for abdominal radiography in the emergency department as well as give examples of normal anatomy, an approach to interpretation, and underlying pathology that can be discovered, including associated sensitivities and specificities. We will not discuss utilization of contrast. Furthermore, we will briefly touch on different abdominal views that can be obtained and their utility but will focus primarily on the KUB since it is the most utilized image obtained in the emergency department..."