Are we overusing ultrasound in non-traumatic acute abdominal pain?

@article{Raman2004AreWO,
  title={Are we overusing ultrasound in non-traumatic acute abdominal pain?},
  author={Sree Raman and Krishnamurthy Somasekar and Richard K Winter and Michael Howell Lewis},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 941},
  pages={
          177-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ultrasound is being used increasingly in the assessment of acute non-traumatic abdominal pain as it is non-invasive and does not carry the risk of radiation. However, the inappropriate use of ultrasound can lead to a delayed or incorrect diagnosis, more work for the personnel involved, and increased hospital costs. METHODS A prospective study was conducted to analyse the clinical indications for requesting an ultrasound in those admitted to a district general hospital with acute… CONTINUE READING

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