• EL2

1.5 hours

Foundation doctors,Medical trainees

Abdominal radiographs: a guide to interpretation

An interactive, video-based module for medical trainees on approaching, analysing, and presenting an abdominal radiograph using a systematic approach.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Assess the adequacy of an abdominal radiograph in terms of positioning, coverage, and penetration
  • Know the ABDO X system for analysing abdominal radiographs
  • Assess bowel gas patterns, soft tissue structures, and bones on an abdominal radiograph to differentiate normal from abnormal features
  • Identify abnormal calcification and artifacts on an abdominal radiograph
  • Present your radiograph findings to a colleague.

Written by:

Vikas Shah

Peer reviewed by:

 Diane Murray, Christine Torrance

Last updated

24 May 2018

Release date

24 May 2018

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 1.5 credits, 1:30 hours The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has assigned and hour and a half of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1.5 credits, 1:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned one and a half hours of credit to this module.
Lam Dong Medical College 1.5 credits, 1:30 hours Lam Dong Medical College has assigned 1 hour and 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 1.5 credits, 1:30 hours The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 1 hour and 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 1.5 credits, 1:30 hours Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 1 hour and 30 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.