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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-115
Comparative study of plain abdomen and ultrasound in non-traumatic acute abdomen

Department of Radio-diagnosis, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar, India

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K Gupta
Mahajan Villa, Vijay Nagar, Batala Road, Amritsar - 143001 (Pb)
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.28760

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The comparative study of plain x-ray film abdomen and ultrasound in non-traumatic acute abdomen was done in 50 patients with acute abdominal pain seen in the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging of Govt. Medical College, Amritsar during the year 2000-2001. Ultrasound was highly accurate in diagnosing the exact cause of acute abdomen with high overall predictive accuracy of 98.3% and sensitivity of 90%. Plain x-ray abdomen was 100% diagnostic in GIT perforation, GIT obstruction, psoas abscess (caries spine) and renal colic with overall predictive accuracy of 4.1% and sensitivity of 60%.

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