Chapter 1

Introduction to abdominal CT

In this chapter, you will learn the key principles and terminology that will guide you as you review and interpret CT examinations.
10 Lessons (34m 22s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Choosing the right study

Here, you will learn when to use contrast and how to differentiate CT phases. We’ll cover ordering specialty exams like cancer staging CTs or urologic studies.
  • Deciding when to use contrast
  • Differentiating between phases of the CT exam
  • Applying multiphasic exams in emergency settings
  • Ordering the right study for cancer staging
  • Diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma with CT
  • Addressing flank pain or renal masses
  • Ordering a urogram
  • Selecting a cystogram
  • Choosing the right study quiz
9 Lessons (32m 03s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Imaging the abdominal organs and bowel

In this chapter, you will learn to use a PACS viewer and apply a systematic search pattern to evaluate all important organ systems.
  • Evaluating the liver
  • Evaluating the biliary system and pancreas
  • Imaging the spleen and adrenal glands
  • Mastering the genitourinary system
  • Evaluating the lower esophagus and stomach
  • Imaging the small bowel
  • Viewing the peritoneal cavity
  • Running the large bowel and appendix
  • Imaging the abdominal organs and bowel quiz
9 Lessons (28m 01s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Imaging other important abdominal structures

This chapter will focus on assessing vessels, lymph nodes, the body wall, and bones on an abdominal CT study.
  • Checking the abdominal arteries
  • Checking the abdominal veins
  • Screening the lymph nodes
  • Evaluating the body wall
  • Evaluating the bones
  • Bringing it all together
  • Imaging other important abdominal structures quiz
  • Abdominal CT Essentials Outro
8 Lessons (26m 12s), 1 Quiz