Improvement in diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound of the pediatric appendix through the use of equivocal interpretive categories.

@article{Larson2015ImprovementID,
  title={Improvement in diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound of the pediatric appendix through the use of equivocal interpretive categories.},
  author={David B. Larson and Andrew T Trout and Shelby R. Fierke and Alexander J. Towbin},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2015},
  volume={204 4},
  pages={849-56}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound of the pediatric appendix using standardized structured reports that incorporate equivocal interpretive categories. MATERIALS AND METHODS Standardized structured appendix ultrasound reports using a five-category interpretive scheme were reviewed. Interpretive categories were positive, intermediate likelihood, or negative when the appendix was visualized, and secondary signs or no secondary signs when… CONTINUE READING
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