MRI, ultrasound work equally well in screening children for appendicitis

03/20/2014 | Diagnostic Imaging

Researchers from the Texas Children's Hospital found that magnetic resonance imaging without contrast was as effective as ultrasound for screening pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis. Nonenhanced MRI produced sensitivity and specificity rates of 93.3% and 98%, respectively, according to the study published in the journal Radiology.

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