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 Sound Imaging, we are glad to see how MRI examinations are continuously improved, not only with accuracy but patient comfort as well. Here, we do our best to improve the patient experience with our line of MRI Accessories. MRI Visors and MRI Stereo are excellent options for those long MRI exams, especially for the little ones.
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