Accuracy of MRI compared with ultrasound imaging and selective use of CT to discriminate simple from perforated appendicitis
OPEN The British journal of surgery | 26 Nov 2013
MM Leeuwenburgh, MJ Wiezer, BM Wiarda, WH Bouma, SS Phoa, HB Stockmann, S Jensch, PM Bossuyt, MA Boermeester and J Stoker
Discrimination between simple and perforated appendicitis in patients with suspected appendicitis may help to determine the therapy, timing of surgery and risk of complications. The aim of this study was to estimate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in distinguishing between simple and perforated appendicitis, and to compare MRI against ultrasound imaging with selected additional (conditional) use of computed tomography (CT).
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