Low-Dose CT Method, Delivering 50% Less Radiation, Correctly Identifies Patients with Appendicitis, Seoul National University Study

Published: Jul 23, 2009

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ARRS -- Patients with possible appendicitis are typically evaluated using a standard-dose contrast enhanced CT, but a low-dose unenhanced CT that delivers approximately 50% less radiation is just as effective, according to a study performed at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. The standard-dose enhanced CT scan delivers approximately 8.0 mSv of radiation; the low-dose unenhanced CT scan delivers approximately 4.2 mSv of radiation.

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