District of Columbia
Study to find out if MRI can diagnose appendicitis in children as well as or better than CT
scan and/or ultrasound scan performed at the same time. No additional contrast material or
sedation will be used to perform the MRI.
- Age 8-18 years, referred from emergency department for suspected appendicitis and
receiving either CT scan or ultrasound of the abdomen for diagnosis
- Failure to pass MRI metal screening. Claustrophobia or need for sedation due to
inability to hold still.