Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Abdominal Pain (Chronic)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on imaging in adult patients with non-acute abdominal pain; how patients’ symptoms may be categorized into specific types, what are the ‘red-flags’. The pathway links to others dealing with those specific types.

Date reviewed: September 2014

Date of next review: 2017/2018

Published: November 2014

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
Clicking on the PINK text box will bring up the full text.
The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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