Department of Emergency Medicine
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Found in: Tufts Archival Research Center
An International Evaluation of Ultrasound vs. Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis, 2011
Call Number: PB.002.00007
Scope and Contents Background: Abdominal computed tomography scan (CT) is the preferred radiographic study for the diagnosis of appendicitis in the United States, while radiologist-operated ultrasound (US) is often used in Israel. This comparative international study evaluates the performance of CT vs. US in the evaluation of acute appendicitis. Methods: A retrospective chart analysis was conducted at two tertiary care teaching hospitals, one in each country. Adult patients (age 18-99) with an Emergency...