Comparison of utilization rate of CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis in patients with elevated BMI compared to patients with normal BMI presenting to the ER with gastrointestinal symptoms

@inproceedings{Sokolovskaya2016ComparisonOU,
  title={Comparison of utilization rate of CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis in patients with elevated BMI compared to patients with normal BMI presenting to the ER with gastrointestinal symptoms},
  author={Evgeniya Sokolovskaya and Tanvi Shinde},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with elevated BMI were more likely to get Abdominopelvic CT imaging compared to patients with normal BMI presenting with similar Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms to the Emergency Room (ER). Methods The study included 611 adults presenting to the ER with GI symptoms during the study period, of which 291 patients underwent CT imaging. ER triage notes and electronic records were used to identify patients' demographic data… CONTINUE READING