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Criteria for Performing Plain Abdominal Radiographs in Patients with Abdominal Pain

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Eisenberg et al developed criteria for performing plain abdominal radiographs in patients presenting with abdominal pain. The intent was to reduce unnecessary studies with minimal loss of clinically useful information. The study was done in San Francisco, California from 1979 to 1980.

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