Special Focus Session

Acute abdomen: a radiologist's survival guide

5 min
Chairperson's introduction
10 min
Blunt abdominal trauma: a systematic approach
1. To learn how to localise and classify abdominal injury.
2. To learn which diagnostic algorithm to use in haemodynamically stable and unstable trauma patients.
3. To discuss imaging findings in injured abdominal organs and the GI tract.
4. To understand how accurate preoperative diagnosis and classification impacts management.
10 min
Suspicion of GI perforation: a systematic approach
1. To learn how to localise the site of perforation in the upper and lower GI tract.
2. To understand the range of benign and malignant pathologies that can be detected with imaging.
3. To understand how accurate preoperative diagnosis influences surgical management.
10 min
Suspicion of GI ischaemia: a systematic approach
1. To review the main clinical presentations of GI ischaemia and differentiate acute from chronic forms.
2. To discuss the main imaging features of GI ischaemia in the light of GI ischaemia pathophysiology.
3. To understand the prognostic role of imaging and differentiate ischaemia from necrosis.
4. To consider imaging as an integrated part in the treatment and management of patients with suspected GI ischaemia.
10 min
Suspicion of abdominal inflammation: a systematic approach
1. To learn about the inflammatory pathologies that can be detected at imaging.
2. To learn how to localise and diagnose abdominal inflammation and its complications.
3. To understand how accurate diagnosis influences management.
15 min
Panel discussion: How do you outsmart your surgeon?