Abdominal Radiology

Abdominal radiology includes gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology utilizing multiple modalities ranging from plain xray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography and MRI examinations.

The field of gastrointestinal radiology is designed to study the gastrointestinal tract (pharynx, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel, and colon), solid abdominal visceral organs (liver, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas and spleen), peritoneal cavity (mesentery and omentum) and abdominal wall.

The field of genitourinary radiology is designed to study the renal system (kidney, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra) and reproductive organs in male and female.

Abdominal plain xray:

Used to evaluate gross abnormalities such as free air within the abdomen, bowel obstruction or stone formation.


Normal abdominal xray