Sonographic diagnosis of acute appendicitis: Interpretive pitfalls

R. B. Jeffrey, Kiran A Jain, H. V. Nghiem

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Graded compression sonography has proven to be of significant clinical value in the assessment of patients with right lower quadrant pain and possible appendicitis [1-3]. Despite its proven utility, a number of imaging pitfalls must be kept in mind when sonograms of the right lower quadrant are interpreted. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate a number of important limitations and areas of interpretive difficulty in sonography for appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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