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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

  • Author(s): Green, Shannon
  • et al.
Abstract

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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