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Table 2 Indications for plain abdominal radiography

From: Overuse of plain abdominal radiography in emergency departments: a retrospective cohort study

  Total
N = 1997
Indications
 - Urinary stone 92 (4.6%)
 - Suspected ileus 577 (28.9%)
 - Abdominal pain 305 (15.3%)
 - Constipation/coprostasis 617 (30.8%)
 - Control after CM injection 28 (1.4%)
 - Control catheter/probe 33 (1.6%)
 - Suspected perforation 110 (5.5%)
 - Follow-up 117 (5.9%)
 - Foreign body 57 (2.9%)
 - Non-specific transit disorders 38 (1.9%)
 - Others 23 (1.2%)
Valid indications according to HAS 235 (11.8%)
Valid indications according to ACR 235 (11.8%)
Valid indications according to DIP 922 (46.2%)
Valid indications according to iRefer (RCR) 922 (46.2%)
  1. HAS Haute Autorité de Santé – France, ACR American College of Radiology, DIP Diagnostic Imaging Pathway – Western Australia, RCR Royal College of Radiologists, CM contrast medium