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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020
Role of USG and MDCT in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis
Dr. Ganesh M Shivanna | Dr. C. Raychaudhuri
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. It is a disease of the young, with most of the cases occurring between the ages of 10 and 29 yrs. Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical cause of acute abdomen. There is no doubt that early diagnosis with prompt surgical intervention is the goal and to achieve this, most of the time clinical symptoms and laboratory findings are sufficient but unfortunately on many occasions these classical findings are rare so we have to rely on ultrasonography and CT scan for the diagnosis. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Early Diagnosis of appendicitis by using Ultrasonography and Multi detector Computed Tomography. To compare and evaluate the role of Ultrasound and Computed Tomography in diagnosis of appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study aims at establishing co-relation between ultrasonography and multi detector computed tomography scan for the patients referred by the clinicians from our hospital and from outside to Radiology Department of Dhiraj General Hospital suspected having appendicitis. RESULT: Out of 20 cases which were studied, 16 were positively detected on usg, while CT scan had positively detected all 20 cases. Hence MDCT is better modality for diagnosis of acute appendicitis. CONCLUSION: In an endemic country like ours, there is wide spectrum of presentation of appendicitis, so familiarity in knowing the radiological features help in early diagnosis of appendicitis. This helps in medical and surgical intervention.
Keywords: USG, MDCT, Appendicitis
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,
Pages: 1214 - 1216