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Do you know are regular xrays reliable in diagnoising bowel obstructions?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Yes: Plain X-rays are very good at diagnosing bowel obstructions and ruling out other acute abdominal processes. CT scan are better at determining the cause of the obstruction. Of course, a proper history and physical exam is the best starting point.

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