Appendicitis: Computed omography (CT) or Ultrasonography (US) for diagnosis
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Radiology. 2008 Oct;249(1):97-106 Meta-Analysis
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis The Use of
computed tomography (CT)
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
ultrasonography (US)
To diagnose acute appendicitis: LR+ 9.3 CT versus 4.5 US and LR- 0.10 CT versus 0.27 US.
Radiology. 2006 Oct;241(1):83-94. Epub 2006 Aug 23 Meta-Analysis
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis The Use of
computed tomography (CT)
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
ultrasonography (US)
To diagnose acute appendicitis. In adults: sensibility 94% with CT VS 83% US, specificity 94% CT VS 93%.
Radiology. 2008 Jan;246(1):142-7 Diagnostic
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis, perforation The Use of
Multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast and without oral contrast
As Diagnostic Tool
Is good Than
no comparison here (operatory diagnosis gold standard)
To asses if appendix is perforated (defect in the enhancing appendiceal wall): sensitivity 95%, specificity 97%, accuracy 69%