JDMS: Diagnostic Imaging of Appendicitis with Supplementation by Transabdominal and Transvaginal Sonography is organized by Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS).
Start Date: 08/19/2016
Expiration Date: 08/19/2022
This Course has been approved for a maximum of 0.25 Credits
Acute appendicitis is a condition that can affect any member of the population. Without timely treatment there is a high likelihood of rupture leading to peritonitis, and early diagnosis is imperative to obtaining treatment. Sonography can be used without fear of radiation exposure to the patient and with relatively little discomfort, ideal for pediatric patients. It can also be used with little patient preparation, with the possibility of a more rapid diagnosis than other imaging modalities. For patients presenting with atypical symptoms, sonography may be used to increase diagnostic accuracy, which will lead to a drop in the surgical removal rate of a healthy appendix. When diagnostic criteria are met, sonography results can be correlated with the patient’s blood test and clinical symptoms to make a positive diagnosis. The addition of the transvaginal approach for female patients has further increased the rate of success of diagnosing acute appendicitis, so that appropriate emergent surgery can be done.
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