Copyright 2005 Gillian Lieberman, MD, all rights reserved

Radiologic assessment of abdominal pain

 1. Introduction 
 2. Case 1 
 3. Case 2 
 4. Case 3 
 5. Case 4 
 6. Case 5 
 7. Case 6 
 8. Case 7 

This integrated curriculum provides "one stop shopping" for learning optimal patient assessment, workup, staging, treatment, and prognosis for the common causes of Abdominal Pain. Radiologic, Clinical, and Basic Science aspects (Anatomy, Pathophysiology) are included resulting in a truly integrated comprehensive offering. Interactive case-based problems are presented with additional didactic notes. The Q and A format of the cases gives the user the opportunity to make recommendations for patient workups, make findings on images, and suggest diagnosis and patient treatment. The Menu of Radiologic tests, including KUB, UGI, BE, SBFT, abdominal CT, US, MRI, MRCP, ERCP, Nuclear scans and Angiograms is detailed and algorithms are offered to promote optimal use. Numerous images and image galleries aid the user in learning the typical appearance of common problems causing abdominal pain, for example, Gastric cancer, PUD, Pancreatitis, Pancreatic cancer, Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, SBO, Volvulus, Intussusception, Colon cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, Diverticulitis, Appendicitis. Comprehensive discussion notes and Differential diagnosis lists are offered. This curriculum is aimed at those interested in Internal medicine, General surgery, Gastroenterology, Primary care, Oncology, Radiology.

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