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Does the pancreas show up on plain film?  

No, it is obscured by other organs... unless... there is long term pancreatitis leading to calcium deposits.

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What would you use to visualize bowel obstruction?

CT

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What is the rule of threes for small bowel?

Greater than 3cm dilatation, greater than 3 a-f levels = obstruction

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What is the pouch of douglas?

Space posterior to the rectum

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What is morrison's pouch?

Hepatorenal recess of subhepatic space

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What is involved in the acute abdominal series?

CXR, upright and supine radiographs

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