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MRI of the Appendix Useful, Can Be Performed Relatively Rapidly


Background: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency. Imaging helps reduce the number of patients who go to the operating room who do not actually have appendicitis. Imaging may be performed by ultrasound, which is limited by technical parameters such as body habitus and technologist experience, or by CT, which causes radiation. MRI has improved recently in ability to reduce patient motion and is more widely available. Objective: To describe MRI for the evaluation of appen more...
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