Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults and Children

  • Caroline KEYZER
  • Pierre Alain Gevenois

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ravikrishna Mamidanna, Omar Faiz
    Pages 45-56
  3. Alex M. Almoudaris, Omar Faiz
    Pages 57-66
  4. Caroline Keyzer, Pierre Alain Gevenois
    Pages 97-109
  5. Caroline Keyzer, Pierre Alain Gevenois
    Pages 111-116
  6. Christine Schmid-Tannwald, Aytekin Oto
    Pages 117-130
  7. Daniel N. Vinocur, Edward Y. Lee
    Pages 143-150
  8. Andrew J. Spencer, Megan R. Saettele, Lisa H. Lowe
    Pages 165-175
  9. Shyama Kamat, Barbara M. Garcia Peña, Craig Blackmore, L. Santiago Medina
    Pages 177-182
  10. Marcus Hörmann
    Pages 183-187
  11. Lodewijk P. J. Cobben, Julien B. C. M. Puijlaert
    Pages 191-197
  12. Theodora A. Potretzke, Perry J. Pickhardt
    Pages 199-219
  13. Courtney A. Coursey, Ricardo D. Moreno
    Pages 221-232
  14. Caroline Keyzer, Pierre Alain Gevenois
    Pages 251-252
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


Imaging is increasingly used in patients suspected of having acute appendicitis in order to reduce the rates of perforation and negative appendectomy and to detect alternative diagnoses. As many of these patients are young, radiation dose is of particular concern. Numerous studies have therefore investigated reduction of the radiation dose delivered by CT and whether ultrasound may be a preferable option, depending on age and gender. It is also recognized that MRI can be invaluable in certain patients, such as pregnant women, though it is difficult to use in emergency settings.


This book is a comprehensive account of imaging of acute appendicitis and other appendiceal diseases. Background information is first provided on clinical presentation, perforation and negative appendectomy rates, and treatment options.  The role of each imaging modality is then considered separately in adults and children with suspected acute appendicitis. Many high-quality illustrations are included, and detailed information is provided on appropriate protocols and radiation saving. Further chapters addresses the spontaneously resolving and chronic appendicitis as well as other appendiceal lesions, and review the findings of evidence-based medicine and cost-effectiveness analyses. Emergency physicians, pediatricians, surgeons, and radiologists will all find this book to be an excellent source of information and guidance.


appendicitis appendicitis computed tomography computed tomography contrast material contrast material radiation dose radiation dose ultrasonography

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline KEYZER
    • 1
  • Pierre Alain Gevenois
    • 2
  1. 1., RadiologyHôpital ErasmeBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Hôspital Erasme, Department of RadiologyUniversité libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17871-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17872-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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