Evaluation of suspected appendicitis in children using limited helical CT and colonic contrast material.

@article{Mullins2001EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of suspected appendicitis in children using limited helical CT and colonic contrast material.},
  author={Mark E. Mullins and Moritz F Kircher and Daniel P Ryan and Dave Doody and T M Mullins and James T. Rhea and Robert A. Novelline},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2001},
  volume={176 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Colonic contrast material evaluation of suspected appendicitis in pediatric patients is technically more challenging than in adults because less intraabdominal fat is present. To determine the accuracy and feasibility of focused CT for pediatric patients, we carried out this retrospective investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between November 1995 and July 1999, 199 pediatric patients (1-18 years old; mean age, 12 years) were examined with focused CT in the emergency division for… CONTINUE READING