These two brief videos provide an excellent review of CT of the acute abdomen. In the days to come I will be adding notes from the two videos to the post. Also the videos contain some good references.*
CT of the Acute Abdomen: A Practical Approach Pt. 1 , CTISUS, 2012, 24:19. There is a lot of great info on ischemic bowel disease and the need for MIPs and [carefully looking at the] sagittal reconstructions to look at the SMA for ischemic bowel.
CT of the Acute Abdomen: A Practical Approach Pt. 2, CTISUS, 2012, 20:12.
*Abdominopelvic CT increases diagnostic certainty and guides management decisions: a prospective investigation of 584 patients in a large academic medical center, AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Feb;196(2):238-43. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.4467. Abstract. Full text. Full text pdf.
Altho not cited in the videos, this article is very useful for clinicians:
Ultrasound imaging of bowel pathology: technique and keys to diagnosis in the acute abdomen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Dec;197(6):W1067-75. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.6594. Abstract. Full text. Full text pdf.