CT protocols for acute appendicitis: time for change.

@article{Paulson2009CTPF,
  title={CT protocols for acute appendicitis: time for change.},
  author={Erik Karl Paulson and Courtney A Coursey},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={193 5},
  pages={1268-71}
}
AJR:193, November 2009 optimal for imaging patients with suspected acute appendicitis. This is an important issue because IV contrast administration is associated with increased examination cost; increased patient discomfort; risk of allergic reaction [12]; risk of tissue injury if extravasation occurs [13]; and risk of renal insufficiency [14], which rarely occurs. Positive oral contrast ingestion is inconvenient for the patient and requires a delay to allow the ingested contrast medium to… CONTINUE READING
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