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What is Abdominal and Body Imaging?

Abdominal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which involves imaging the abdomen and pelvis, including the genitals, urinary organs and gastrointestinal tract, to diagnose and plan treatment for disease.

Abdominal imaging radiologists use imaging to diagnose diseases of the:Trans-arterial chemoembolisation of a large hepatocellular carcinoma in right lobe of liver

  • liver, bladder and kidneys
  • prostate and uterus
  • pancreas
  • colon
  • gallbladder
  • adrenal glands 

Abdominal imaging tests include:

  • CT Colonography
  • MRI Enterography or Enteroclysis
  • MRI Scan of the Rectum
  • MRI of the Prostate
  • Transarterial Chemoembolisation (TACE)



Trans-arterial chemoembolisation of a liver.


Recommended Abdominal Imaging Textbooks

Image credit: Kalra, Naveen et al. “Locoregional treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma: The best is yet to come.” World journal of radiology vol. 7,10 (2015): 306-18.  doi:10.4329/wjr.v7.i10.306