Enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and its severity.

@article{Miki2005EnhancedMC,
  title={Enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and its severity.},
  author={Tesshou Miki and Seiji Ogata and Mitsunobu Uto and Toshihiro Nakazono and Miyuki Urata and Ryouhei Ishibe and Shin Shinyama and M Nakajo},
  journal={Radiation medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={242-55}
}
PURPOSE To examine the accuracy of enhanced multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in diagnosing acute appendicitis and its severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced MD-CT 3.5 mm thick images of 23 control patients (A), and 64 patients with surgically proven acute appendicitis including 8 catarrhal (B), 28 phlegmonous (C), and 28 gangrenous (D) appendicitis patients were respectively analyzed. RESULTS The number of observed major computed tomography (CT) findings for each… CONTINUE READING