MRI for clinically suspected pediatric appendicitis: an implemented program

@article{Moore2012MRIFC,
  title={MRI for clinically suspected pediatric appendicitis: an implemented program},
  author={Michael M. Moore and Cristy N. Gustas and Arabinda Kumar Choudhary and Sosamma T. Methratta and Michael A. Hulse and Glenn K Geeting and Kathleen Dunne Eggli and Danielle K. B. Boal},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={1056-1063}
}
Emergent MRI is now a viable alternative to CT for evaluating appendicitis while avoiding the detrimental effects of ionizing radiation. However, primary employment of MRI in the setting of clinically suspected pediatric appendicitis has remained significantly underutilized. To describe our institution’s development and the results of a fully implemented clinical program using MRI as the primary imaging evaluation for children with suspected appendicitis. A four-sequence MRI protocol consisting… CONTINUE READING
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