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Abdomen Book Chapters

Chapter 7: "First Step" Imaging of Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Chapter 8: "Second Step" Imaging of Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Book Chapters: This section of the web page allows you to download individual chapters of the textbook Symptom Based Radiology. You may either download the chapters as PDFs, view an associated lecture on YouTube, or both. If you would like to take a quiz regarding the content of these chapters, use the free website See here for instructions.


Chapter 15: Pediatrics

Additional Quizzes can be accessed on To access these quizzes, log into your ClassMarker account (if you do not yet have an account, see the Class Marker signup instructions page of this website. The use of ClassMarker is entirely free).

Quizzes corresponding to this chapter: Gastrointestinal Quiz 1 and 2

Abdomen Quizzes

Abdomen Case Studies

Case Studies for Chapter 7:
Case Studies for Chapter 8:
Case Studies for Chapter 9:

Case studies: The documents in this section of the web page take the reader through the imaging and diagnosis of patients presenting to a community hospital. Each case study starts out with a question regarding imaging in a specific clinical scenario, asks questions about that imaging, and then proceeds to show the imaging, ask questions about it, and then discusses the follow-up of the case.


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Abd. Mass or Distension

Abd. Pain


Flank Pain


Renal Insufficiency

Radiology Checklists:  The documents in this section of the web page provide a differential diagnosis (a list of possible causes for a symptom), a patient information form for obtaining clinical information from a patient that is pertinent to imaging, and a radiology checklist which lists imaging features to look for on imaging obtained to evaluate a symptom.


Abdomen Radiology Checklist