X-ray of the abdomen and pelvis

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Author: Mikael Häggström [notes 1]

Projectional radiography ("X-ray") of the abdomen and pelvis:


Large intestine (colon)

Main article: X-ray of the large intestine

Small intestine

On abdominal X-rays, the small intestine is considered to be abnormally dilated when the diameter exceeds 3 cm.[1][2]

In barium or capsule swallow studies, delayed small intestinal transit time can be diagnosed by a transit time from ingestion to presence in the cecum of over 6 hours.[3][4]



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  1. Ali Nawaz Khan (2016-09-22). Small-Bowel Obstruction Imaging. Medscape. Retrieved on 2017-02-07.
  2. . Abdominal X-ray - Abnormal bowel gas pattern. radiologymasterclass.co.uk. Retrieved on 2017-02-07.
  3. Page 43 in: James C Reynolds (2016). The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Part II - Lower Digestive Tract E-Book (2 ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 9780323389358. 
  4. Page 1961 in: Hepato-gastroenterology . 50. Thieme. 2003.  Issues 52-54