Abdominal X-ray - Scenario 3
Scenario image 2

abdominal OSCE 3 image
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Image 2

  • You requested an erect chest radiograph, which was normal in this case.
  • After initial resuscitation the surgical team have requested another imaging investigation. This is a single image from that investigation.

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Please answer the following questions

Question 1

  • What is this imaging examination and why was it requested?

Question 2

  • What is the dotted line separating areas 1 and 2? (enlarged image)

Question 3

  • What are structures 3 and 4 (enlarged image) and why are they denser (whiter) than surrounding soft tissues?

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Last reviewed: February 2016