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IMAGING Management

Abdominal CT: is oral contrast necessary?

2018 13 Mar

In the U.S., abdominal pain is the most common complaint of patients visiting the emergency department. Given that myriad causes of this pain can range from benign to life-threatening, emergency physicians must occasionally order imaging studies to discover the diagnosis. While oral contrast is routinely used for abdominal CT scans to increase diagnostic... Read more

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Routine vs. Selective Abdominal CT: Cost Analysis

2016 13 Dec

Treatment costs of acute abdominal pain (AAP) increase with a patient's age, and the costs are generally higher with routine CT compared to selective imaging, according to new research published in European Journal of Radiology. In addition, the study found that the probability of obtaining a specific diagnosis of AAP also increases with ageing. ... Read more