Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children: Computed Tomography Including Radiation Issues

  • Andrew J. SpencerEmail author
  • Megan R. Saettele
  • Lisa H. Lowe
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Clinical presentation, along with careful diagnostic imaging, should be employed when appendicitis is suspected in a child. Because computed tomography (CT) is becoming increasingly utilized for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children, radiologists must carefully and responsibly consider the issue of radiation exposure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. Spencer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Megan R. Saettele
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lisa H. Lowe
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySt. Luke’s Hospital, University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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