A new study takes a look at how to quickly diagnose pediatric appendicitis. As with most things in life, the faster it can be done, the better. However, more often than not, the faster something is done, the less efficient or accurate it is. The research team tried to find the sweet spot between fast diagnosis while maintaining accuracy.
The team also wanted to see how performance would change without the use of sedation and contrast agents. Pediatric imaging is often more tricky to do without the use of sedation.
The results so far show a fairly high rate of accuracy with this rapid MRI procedure. Out of ninety-eight MRI exams, the results show this method has 94% sensitivity, 95% specificity, and 91% positive predictive value. These results look promising especially when it comes to pediatric imaging.
At MRI Stereo, we are happy to see how patient comfort is coming to forefront to the imaging community. This is why our cost effective MRI Audio and MRI Audio Touch systems are excellent for any facility.
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