Comparison of US and unenhanced multi-detector row CT in patients suspected of having acute appendicitis.

@article{Keyzer2005ComparisonOU,
  title={Comparison of US and unenhanced multi-detector row CT in patients suspected of having acute appendicitis.},
  author={Caroline Keyzer and Marc Zalcman and Viviane de Maertelaer and Emmanuel Coppens and M Bali and Pierre Alain Gevenois and Daniel Van Gansbeke},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={236 2},
  pages={527-34}
}
PURPOSE To prospectively compare the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography (US) and unenhanced multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) in patients suspected of having acute appendicitis by using surgery or clinical follow-up as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved the research protocol. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients or, for those who were adolescents, from their parents. Ninety-four patients (59 female and 35… CONTINUE READING

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