ace of spades appearance
A term referring to the smoothly contoured column of contrast that voluptuously ends in a sharp cut-off at a point, fancifully likened to an ace of spades of playing cards
A popular term referring to the appearance of the obliterated
left ventricle during systole in apical cardiomyopathy, as seen by ventriculography (to the left, systole) which may be accompanied by mitral valve regurgitation.
References International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 2008; 24:675-681
Cardiology Research 2012; 3 (3):137-139 (image, left)
• Duodenum The normal appearance of the duodenal bulb in a radiocontrast study of the
upper GI tract
• Oesophagus Bird’s beak appearance, see there
• Colon The appearance of the radiocontrast column in volvulus of the sigmoid colon (image, left/bottom).
Reference www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_ journal_of_gastroenterology/volume_ 2_number_1_20/article/opening_ pandora_s_box_the_role_of_contrast_ enemas_in_abdominal_imaging.html