Images & Videos: Abdominal and Pelvic CT
Appendicitis: The appendix (A) is distended and inflamed. In this patient the appendix has not yet ruptured. For more information see Appendicitis.
CT scan of a normal appendix in the right lower abdomen. The appendix normally connects with the right colon and contains air (this appears black on the scan). Air in the appendix excludes appendicitis since this means that the appendix is not obstructed or inflamed. For more information see Appendicitis.
Reformatted image of the mid-abdomen creating a 'slab' showing the liver and intestines. The abdominal aorta and branches going to the liver, spleen and stomach are visible. This view is looking up toward the head of the patient.