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Ultrasound with experienced sonographer gains ground for appendicitis

Ultrasound SmartBrief | Nov 20, 2014

Physicians are increasingly turning to imaging for diagnosis of appendicitis, transforming it into standard care for suspected cases. Physicians may choose ultrasound, CT or both. Experts say each modality has merits, but ultrasound's advantages -- including lower cost and lack of radiation -- are persuasive. "The bottom line is that it depends on whether the ultrasound technologist and radiologist have the skill and experience to perform the exam," says Dr. Robert Orth of Texas Children's Hospital. One study linked an ultrasound-first approach with estimated savings of $24.9 million annually in the U.S. HealthImaging.com (11/19)


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