Abdominal X-ray - Abnormal soft tissues and bones

Tutorial key points

  • Bone and soft tissue disease are encountered incidentally on abdominal X-rays
  • Awareness of the abnormalities you may encounter helps avoid confusion
  • Ultrasound or dedicated X-rays are required for initial investigation of suspected abdominal soft tissues or bone disease

Related tutorials

This tutorial has briefly discussed the appearances of abnormal bones and soft tissues sometimes seen on abdominal X-rays.

Remember to use a systematic approach - read more in the tutorial covering Abdominal X-ray - System and anatomy

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Last reviewed: October 2019