Study: Low-dose CT scan enough for detecting appendicitis

04/30/2012 | HealthDay News

A South Korean study involving 891 patients found that low-dose CT scans may be as effective as standard-dose CT in diagnosing appendicitis. Out of 172 patients who underwent appendectomies after low-dose CT scans, only 3.5% turned out not to have appendicitis compared with 3.2% of 186 patients who underwent standard-dose CT scans. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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