Computed tomography in patients with an abdominal mass: effective and efficient? A controlled trial.

@article{Dixon1981ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography in patients with an abdominal mass: effective and efficient? A controlled trial.},
  author={Adrian K. Dixon and I. K. Fry and Jeremy G C Kingham and Alison M. McLean and F. E. White},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1981},
  volume={1 8231},
  pages={1199-201}
}
In 28 of 53 patients with a palpable abdominal mass computed tomography (CT) was used as the initial imaging technique, and conventional imaging was used in the remaining 25 patients. The diagnosis was established more quickly in the CT group, and the period of inpatient investigation was shorter. The cost of imaging investigations was higher for the CT… CONTINUE READING