The use of plain abdominal x rays in the emergency department.
Emerg Med J. 2009 Mar;26(3):160-3
Authors: Smith JE, Hall EJ
Abdominal x rays expose patients to significant doses of radiation and have limited use in emergency medicine. This review explores the evidence supporting the use of abdominal x rays in the emergency department, with particular reference to recent guidelines published by the Royal College of Radiologists. The authors' recommendations for the use of abdominal x rays in the emergency department are given.
PMID: 19234001 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]