• A Highly Sensitive and Specific Combined Clinical and Sonographic Score to Diagnose Appendicitis (October 2017)

    Swathi B. Reddy, MD, Michael Kelleher, MD, S.A. Jamal Bokhari, MBBS, Kimberly A. Davis, MD, and Kevin M. Schuster, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    Define a scoring system based on clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics that accuratedly predicts the presence of acute appendicitis.

    Impact Statement:

    The use of CT scan in appendicitis reduces unnecessary operations at the expense of radiation exposure. Improving diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound through a structured scoring system may reduce the use of CT scans.

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