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Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI vs CT for Acute Appendicitis in Children, Young Adults

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Background: The use of non-ionization radiation exposure techniques for evaluation of acute appendicitis has been suggested. However, their uses have not yet been widely tested. Objective: To compare the efficacy of MRI with that of CT for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children and young adults. Design: Prospective single-center study. Participants: 48 patients aged 12 to 20 years. Methods: 3 abdominal radiologists and 3 pediatric radiologists interpreted the non-contrast more...
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