In this post, I will introduce the anatomy of the abdomen. Abdominal x-rays and abdominal CTs are common imaging studies performed in a variety of medical settings. First I will introduce the concepts, organs, and structures related to the abdomen, and then I will go over some diagrams.

Path of Food

One popular organ in the abdomen is the stomach, but the stomach is just one stop in the journey of food. It can be helpful to understand the path of food through the body in order to understand the abdomen (which contains most of that path.) Voila: