This tutorial discusses abnormal calcification seen on abdominal X-rays.
Although an abdominal X-ray is seldom the investigation of choice for the causes of calcification, a knowledge of the appearance of abnormal calcification is necessary to avoid confusion. Other relevant imaging investigations are mentioned, but not described in detail.
Foreign bodies and surgical artifacts are also discussed.
Tutorial key points
- Knowledge of the X-ray appearances of abnormal abdominal calcification is necessary to avoid confusion
- Other imaging investigations are often more informative for assessing abdominal calcification