Evaluation of a low-dose CT protocol with oral contrast for assessment of acute appendicitis

@article{Platon2008EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a low-dose CT protocol with oral contrast for assessment of acute appendicitis},
  author={Alexandra Platon and Helmi Jlassi and Olivier Rutschmann and Christoph D. Becker and Francis R. Verdun and Pascal A Gervaz and Pierre-Alexandre Poletti},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={446-454}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate a low-dose CT with oral contrast medium (LDCT) for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and compare its performance with standard-dose i.v. contrast-enhanced CT (standard CT) according to patients’ BMIs. Eighty-six consecutive patients admitted with suspicion of acute appendicitis underwent LDCT (30 mAs), followed by standard CT (180 mAs). Both examinations were reviewed by two experienced radiologists for direct and indirect signs of appendicitis. Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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