Pediatric CT dose reduction for suspected appendicitis: a practice quality improvement project using artificial gaussian noise--part 2, clinical outcomes.

@article{Callahan2015PediatricCD,
  title={Pediatric CT dose reduction for suspected appendicitis: a practice quality improvement project using artificial gaussian noise--part 2, clinical outcomes.},
  author={Michael J. Callahan and Seema P Anandalwar and Robert D Macdougall and Catherine Stamoulis and Patricia L. Kleinman and Shawn Rangel and Richard G Bachur and George A Taylor},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2015},
  volume={204 3},
  pages={636-44}
}
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a nominal 50% reduction in median absorbed radiation dose on sensitivity, specificity, and negative appendectomy rate of CT for acute appendicitis in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS. On the basis of a departmental practice quality improvement initiative using computer-generated gaussian… CONTINUE READING