Normal abdominal radiograph - annotated x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Phillip Marsh

Purple: Liver

Pink: Spleen

Green: Left 11th rib

Orange: Kidneys

Red: Psoas muscle

Brown: Spinous process of L1

Light Blue: Pedicles of L3

Black: Transverse processes of L3

Yellow: Vertebral body of L4

Dark Blue: Urinary bladder

Dotted Green: Usual path of the ureter (not usually visible)

Dotted White: Left sacroiliac joint

Case Discussion

The source image is taken from this case of normal abdominal radiographs.

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