Dr. Atri discusses the role of imaging for the evaluation of acute lower quadrant pain. This talk is divided in focus between causes that produce acute pain in the right lower quadrant (acute appendicitis), and left lower quadrant (acute diverticulitis), as well diseases that affect both the right and left lower quadrant.
After participating in this activity, learners should be able to:
- Be aware of the pit falls of abdominal ultrasound
- Be conscious of the cardinal signs of the acute appendicitis
- Be aware of the significance of free fluid in the pelvis
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and Medlantis.
SIR is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SIR designates this internet activity, enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™ commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.