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dc.contributor.authorFeller, Fionna*
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-30T17:44:59Z
dc.date.available2018-03-30T17:44:59Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627158
dc.descriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.en
dc.description.abstractCT abdomen and pelvis is a widely-used imaging modality used in the evaluation of appendicitis but it carries risks of radiation. A recent retrospective review localizes all appendices (both normal and abnormal) below the level of the L1 vertebral body, obviating the need to scan superior to that level. This study is a retrospective review of prospectively-collected data from 171 consecutive pediatric patients presenting with clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis and undergoing “low FOV CT.” The low FOV CT uses the L1 vertebral body as the superior aspect of the exam instead of the of the dome of the diaphragm as in standard CT.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectPediatric Populationen
dc.subjectCTen
dc.subjectAcute Appendicitisen
dc.subjectLow Field of Viewen
dc.subjectLow FOVen
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computeden
dc.subject.meshAppendicitisen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshRadiologyen
dc.titleLow Field-Of-View CT in the Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in the Pediatric Populationen_US
dc.typetext; Electronic Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2018 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorRoh, Alberten
dc.contributor.mentorConnell, Maryen
html.description.abstractCT abdomen and pelvis is a widely-used imaging modality used in the evaluation of appendicitis but it carries risks of radiation. A recent retrospective review localizes all appendices (both normal and abnormal) below the level of the L1 vertebral body, obviating the need to scan superior to that level. This study is a retrospective review of prospectively-collected data from 171 consecutive pediatric patients presenting with clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis and undergoing “low FOV CT.” The low FOV CT uses the L1 vertebral body as the superior aspect of the exam instead of the of the dome of the diaphragm as in standard CT.


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