• structures
  • Multidetector CT (MDCT) can clearly delineate anatomic structures in the abdomen, which is critical in the diagnosis of internal diaphragmatic and other nonpalpable or unsuspected hernias. (wikipedia.org)
  • linea
  • They originate at the pubis bone, run up the abdomen on either side of the linea alba, and insert into the cartilages of the fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary
  • Primary mesenteric vein thromboses may also cause ischemic acute abdomen, usually precipitated by hypercoagulable states such as polycythemia vera. (wikipedia.org)
  • machine sends
  • During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the abdomen, and an image is recorded on special film or a computer. (kidshealth.org)
  • usually
  • One or two pictures of the abdomen are usually taken to get a view of the area from different angles. (kidshealth.org)
  • Acute abdomen of the ischemic variety is usually due to: A thromboembolism from the left side of the heart, such as may be generated during atrial fibrillation, occluding the SMA. (wikipedia.org)
  • lower
  • CT angiography (CTA) is highly effective for evaluation of the arterial system, and has largely replaced conventional angiography due to the lower risk profile and ability to survey the entire abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Traditionally, the use of opiates or other painkillers in patients with an acute abdomen has been discouraged before the clinical examination, because these would alter the examination. (wikipedia.org)