What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of appendicitis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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CT scanning

  • CT scanning with oral contrast medium or rectal Gastrografin enema has become the most important imaging study in the evaluation of patients with atypical presentations of appendicitis

  • Low-dose abdominal CT may be preferable for diagnosing children and young adults in whom exposure to CT radiation is of particular concern [7]


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