Abdominal X-ray - Abnormal calcification

Tutorial key points

  • Knowledge of the X-ray appearances of abnormal abdominal calcification is necessary to avoid confusion
  • Other imaging investigations are often more informative for assessing abdominal calcification

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This brief tutorial has discussed the appearances of common abnormal calcification seen on abdominal X-ray. A knowledge of these appearances helps to avoid confusion. Often other investigations are more appropriate for assessing calcified structures in the abdomen.

Remember to use a systematic approach - read more here - Abdominal X-ray - System and anatomy

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Last reviewed: February 2016