Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Iliac Fossa Pain (Acute Left)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the imaging of adult patients with left iliac fossa pain, with emphasis on investigations for suspected diverticulitis and its complications.

Date reviewed: October 2018

Date of next review: October 2021

Published: April 2019

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SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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