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Defining the role of ultrasound in the imaging workup for suspected acute apprendicitis in children at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego


The goals of this retrospective chart review quality improvement project were to evaluate: 1.) If U/S is the more appropriate initial imaging modality based on diagnostic test performance variables (DTPV). 2. )DTPV = sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV). 3.) Which variables (gender, BMI, etc.) affect the DTPVs.

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