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Radiological anatomy of the abdomen

Fang, Cheng; Kane, Pauline; Bazira, Peter J.; Ben Cresswell, Adrian


Cheng Fang

Pauline Kane

Adrian Ben Cresswell


Advances in technology have led to significant developments in techniques for imaging the abdominal and pelvic organs, in both the elective and emergency surgical settings. Improvements in the quality and availability of imaging has had a profound effect on the delivery of high-quality surgical care and has improved outcomes by providing accurate preoperative diagnosis and staging, leading to a reduction in exploratory and futile operations, while permitting better planned precision surgery and a growing range of interventional radiology procedures. This article will describe the essential anatomical interpretation of the common radiological imaging techniques relevant to the abdomen and pelvis and describe the rationale for selection of the most appropriate imaging modality.


Fang, C., Kane, P., Bazira, P. J., & Ben Cresswell, A. (2021). Radiological anatomy of the abdomen. Surgery (Oxford), 39(2), 61-74.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Nov 16, 2020
Online Publication Date Jan 16, 2021
Publication Date Jan 15, 2021
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2022
Journal Surgery (United Kingdom)
Print ISSN 0263-9319
Electronic ISSN 1878-1764
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 2
Pages 61-74
Keywords Abdomen; Anatomy; Imaging; Pelvis
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