How To Perform Ultrasound Scan for Appendicitis from Sonoworld

We all know that we should (at least try to) do an ultrasound scan for appendicitis in children prior to ordering a CT scan. But what if you or your tech or your radiologist does not know how to do a pediatric ultrasound scan. Here is the resource you need:

See the outstanding four part lecture series called Sonography of the Appendix beginning at http://sonoworld.com/LectureDetails/Sonography_of_the_Appendix.aspx?Id=564&Sequence=1. Each segment is about 10 minutes long and worth reviewing several times. Free registration is required to access the video lectures.

These lectures are from a wonderful site which provides free ultrasound training: www.sonoworld.com.

See also the following resource articles:

Ultrasound imaging of bowel pathology: technique and keys to diagnosis in the acute abdomen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Dec;197(6):W1067-75. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.6594. AbstractFull textFull text pdf.

Ultrasonography in suspected acute appendicitis in childhood-report of 1285 cases. Eur J Ultrasound. 1998 Dec;8(3):177-82. Abstract. Full text pdf.

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