Using patient characteristics to predict usefulness of abdominal computed tomography in children.

@article{Biondi2013UsingPC,
  title={Using patient characteristics to predict usefulness of abdominal computed tomography in children.},
  author={Eric A. Biondi and Sabrina Macduff and Peter S Capucilli and Melissa Tsuboyama and Shuang Wu and Christopher Beck and Justin F Lynn and Elise W van der Jagt and Karen Wilson},
  journal={Hospital pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={226-32}
}
OBJECTIVE The study goal was to determine whether clinical symptoms, physical findings, or laboratory values predict the usefulness of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans in children. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of pediatric patients who received an abdominal CT scan between June 2009 and November 2011 at an urban medical center. A… CONTINUE READING