Reduced scan range abdominopelvic CT in patients with suspected acute appendicitis - impact on diagnostic accuracy and effective radiation dose.

Affiliation

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, University Hospital Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076, Tuebingen, Germany. [Email]

Abstract

To evaluate a reduced range CT protocol in patients with suspected acute appendicitis as compared to standard abdominal CT regarding diagnostic performance, effective radiation dose and organ doses.

Keywords

Appendicitis,Computed tomography,Radiation dose,Scan range,