Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 500–505 | Cite as

Imaging of acute appendicitis in children: EU versus U.S. … or US versus CT? A North American perspective

  • Donald P. FrushEmail author
  • Karen S. Frush
  • Keith T. Oldham


The timing, type, and technique of imaging evaluation of suspected appendicitis in children are all debated. This debate is both local and international. The fact is that choices in imaging evaluation will depend on both local and national influences, which are reasonable and to be expected. There still is a responsibility, though, for those involved with evaluation of patients with possible appendicitis to come to agreement about an appropriate diagnostic pathway that considers standards of care and available resources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Frush
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karen S. Frush
    • 2
  • Keith T. Oldham
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical Center, McGovern-Davison Children’s Health CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of PediatricsDuke University Health System, Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical College of WisconsinChildren’s Hospital of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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