Computerized tomography in the workup of pediatric appendicitis: why are children scanned?

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Physicians increasingly use computerized tomography (CT) for the evaluation of suspected acute appendicitis (AA) in children despite increasing awareness of the potential dangers of CT-associated radiation exposure. Many studies demonstrate the value of CT in the diagnosis of AA, but none have determined what factors influence the decision to perform a CT… (More)

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@article{Ladd2012ComputerizedTI, title={Computerized tomography in the workup of pediatric appendicitis: why are children scanned?}, author={Mitchell R Ladd and Lucas P Neff and Robert D Becher and Jared R. Gallaher and Thomas V Pranikoff}, journal={The American surgeon}, year={2012}, volume={78 6}, pages={716-21} }