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Low-dose CT for appendicitis matches standard-dose technique

from Medscape Medical News

Low-dose abdominal computed tomography (CT) can match the performance of a standard-dose CT protocol in its ability to rule out appendicitis while reducing patient exposure to ionizing radiation by 25 percent, according a Korean study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Kyuseok Kim, MD, and colleagues at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital demonstrated that low-dose CT protocol is noninferior to standard-dose CT in guiding physicians to avoid performing unnecessary appendectomies on young adults. more

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