Adriaan van Breda Vriesman M.D. and Julien Puylaert M.D.
Radiology Department, Rijnland Hospital, Leiderdorp and Medical Centre Haaglanden, the Hague, the Netherlands
In this overview we focus on nonsurgical appendicitis-mimicking diseases.
A correct imaging diagnosis prevents an unnecessary operation or costful...
by Julien Puylaert
Haaglanden Medical Centre in the Hague and Academical Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In this article we will discuss the role of US in appendicitis and the additional role of CT scan.
The variable US features in the different stages of appendicitis will be dealt...
Julien Puylaert and Julie Tutein Nolthenius
HMC, the Hague and Amsterdam UMC; East Kent Hospitals, Canterbury, UK
In this chapter we will deal with the optimal diagnostic strategy in patients with suspected appendicitis, and the pitfalls leading to a false-positive or false-negative...
Stephen Ledbetter and Robin Smithuis
Department of Radiology of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston and the Rijnland Hospital in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands
This review is based on a presentation given by Stephen Ledbetter and was adapted for the Radiology Assistant by Robin Smithuis.
Stephen Ledbetter is director of the emergency...
Adriaan van Breda Vriesman and Robin Smithuis
Radiology department of the Rijnland Hospital, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands
The 'acute abdomen' is a clinical condition characterized by severe abdominal pain, requiring the clinician to make an urgent therapeutic decision.
This may be challenging, because the...
Department of Radiology, MCH Westeinde Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
Multi-slice CT is increasingly replacing ultrasonography for the evaluation of patients with acute abdominal pain.
Ultrasound however has specific advantages.
This review will...