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MSCT boosts diagnosis of perforated appendicitis

January 24, 2008 MSCT boosts diagnosis of perforated appendicitis H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Japanese researchers have found the detection of an enhancement defect of the appendiceal wall using multislice CT allows accurate diagnosis of perforations of the inflamed appendix. CT has proved its worth in the management of appendicitis. Studies of appendiceal perforation using CT are infrequent, however, and restricted to single-slice scanners. The use of contrast-enhanced multislice CT for imaging of the appendiceal wall is a highly accurate technique for the detection of these lesions, according to the investigative team led by Dr. Masahiro Tsuboi, a radiologist at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Miyagi.

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