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Ultrasound shows high diagnostic performance, interobserver agreement for pediatric appendicitis

13:57 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | TriMed Media Group

Ultrasound is a powerful tool for helping radiologists diagnose pediatric appendicitis, and it doesn’t much matter whether the interpreters are trainees working the night shift or daytime attendings. However, the residents and fellows in the study behind the result didn’t do as well at ruling out the condition when it wasn’t present, prompting the study authors to recommend more intensive training to avoid false positives.

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