Ultrasound yields high accuracy rate in detecting pediatric appendicitis

02/11/2014 | DailyRx.com

The use of point-of-care ultrasound as a first-line imaging approach in children with suspected appendicitis was tied to reductions in emergency department length of stay, a study showed. When given ultrasound training, emergency technicians were able to evaluate ultrasound results with the same accuracy as radiologists. The study was published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.

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