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The plain abdominal X-ray - a redundant investigation?


Peter Devitt

Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


The plain abdominal X-ray was until recently considered an over-used investigation, yet its use is now been overtaken by the CT scan. Are both these radiological tools used appropriately? A question perhaps beyond the scope of this exercise... Herewith a set of examples involving the plain abdominal X-ray.

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