Optimizing the interpretation of CT for appendicitis: modeling health utilities for clinical practice.

@article{Blackmore2006OptimizingTI,
  title={Optimizing the interpretation of CT for appendicitis: modeling health utilities for clinical practice.},
  author={Craig C. Blackmore and Teruhiko Terasawa},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={115-21}
}
PURPOSE Error in radiology can be reduced by standardizing the interpretation of imaging studies to the optimum sensitivity and specificity. In this report, the authors demonstrate how the optimal interpretation of appendiceal computed tomography (CT) can be determined and how it varies in different clinical scenarios. METHODS Utility analysis and… CONTINUE READING