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Radiology of the gastrointestinal tract

A.H. Freeman

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.150303

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Radiology of the gastrointestinal tract

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The widespread introduction of endoscopic techniques has lessened the need for radiological examination of the intestinal tract, and has almost completely replaced it in the examination of the stomach. There remains, however, a major radiological role in the investigation of the small and large bowel; and clinically useful information can be obtained from thoughtful use of radiology in the diagnosis of abdominal and gastrointestinal disease in those regions of the world where facilities for endoscopy are not available....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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