Accession Number:

AD1037107

Title:

Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis: Is MR Imaging More Appropriate than CT

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In lieu of potential radiation risks associated with CT, MR imaging has become much more prevalent in the evaluation of children with suspected appendicitis . While several studies have demonstrated its efficacy at dedicated stand-alone pediatric hospitals , the goal of this study is to determine if implementation of a MR pediatric appendicitis protocol is feasible in the non-subspecialty pediatric setting, where non-pediatric radiologists routinely perform interpretation.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE