Radiological imaging to improve the emergency department diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

@article{Rosengren2004RadiologicalIT,
  title={Radiological imaging to improve the emergency department diagnosis of acute appendicitis.},
  author={David J Rosengren and Anthony Ft Brown and Kevin Chu},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 5-6},
  pages={410-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the institution's current non-therapeutic (negative) appendicectomy rate; the frequency of clinical predictors for appendicitis in patients who underwent appendicectomy; and the utilization and accuracy of ultrasound scans (USS) and computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of appendicitis. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted in an adult, metropolitan teaching hospital. Patients who presented to the ED and underwent an appendicectomy over a 12-month… CONTINUE READING